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Koto Mino Kanemachi Wakizashi in Koshirae with NTHK NPO Certificates.

Koto wakizashi made by Noshu Seki Kanemachi in Eiroku period 1558 - 1570. Comes with NTHK NPO Certificates for both blade and koshirae.
Nagasa : 36 cm
Width at hamachi : 32mm
Thickness at munemachi is : 6.4mm

Well forged Hirazukuri blade, Hamon is Gunome , midare with hitatsura towards the upper half of the blade.
Mounted in excellent koshirae in perfect condition, black leather katatemaki binding, takabori fuchi kashira, Signed fuchi has Kirin motif, Kashira has flower blossom, menuki are gold coiled dragons.  It has a very nice well made Signed tsuba with tree motif, kozuka is motif of autumn plants, and insects including Mantis, kurikata also has motif of autumn plants and Butterfly, kojiri is motif of bamboo, pine and plum blossoms.  The saya lacquer is in the style of cherry tree bark.
Overall an excellent Koto wakizashi in superb koshirae.

 

 

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