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FUJIWARA KANEFUSA 23rd generation oshigata Kanefusa.
Kanefusa-sex swordsmiths from Mino province dates back to the Muromachi era in the 1400's.
23rd generation Kanefusa worked during World War II and was a direct descendant of the famous line of sword smiths.
This line continues today with the 25th generation Kanefusa.
name Kanefusa 23rd generation was Kato Koichi. He was born in 1900.
During the Showa period he studied with Kato Jumyo and worked in Seki (Mino / modern Gifu prefecture).
During the war years he made many sheets for the military, both army and navy, and civil servants.
He won in this period numerous awards in exhibitions and competitions sword.
He was ranked 1st place (National Sword Smith) in the 6th exhibition of swords held in 1941 (Slough).
He was ranked No. Kibin Retsuin 1942 Kurihara Hikosaburo the Tosho Banzuke (J.Kim). | Frequently his sheets signed as award-winning magazines. Blades of the 23rd generation Kanefusa received origami NBTHK or NTHK.
This school of sword forging is known for creating a special style of hamon known as "Kanefusa midare".
There are several magazines published by Noshu Seki 23rd Generation Kanefusa that the Kiku-sui-comb cut as a horimono on the sheet (not the nakago).
These knives are not made in Jinja Minatogawa Tanrensho and have no known relationship with.
These swords were probably a special mission of a group of naval officers or naval officers club that was associated with the battleship Minatogawa. Leiden This Minatogawa emblem in the same style is occasionally found on sheets by Asano Kanesane.
It is also believed that this special order sheets and are not associated with the Minatogawa Jinja
Among the signatures on the 23rd generation Kanefusa sheets are:.
Fujiwara Kanefusa
Noshu Seki ju Fujiwara Kanefusa
Seki Ni ju ju San Dai Kanefusa
Noshu Seki Ju Ni Ju San Dai Fujiwara Kanefusa saku kore
stamp some knives bear inscriptions about prices or award-winning knives.
SHO or Seki stamps may appear on the nakago. Some of his knives were signed Nakirishi May.
He forged both traditional and non-traditional homemade gendaito made showato so each sword using steel mill, Spain must be judged on its own merits. Kanefusa sheets are found mounted in shin-Gunto (army) or kai-Gunto (navy) koshirae and shirasaya.
23rd generation Kanefusa stated in the Toko Taikan, the Japanese Sword Smiths Hawley and Nihonto Meikan.
Rare rod stamp (right) on a 23 nakago Gen. Kanefusa knife. Believed to read: "Registration # 211689.
(Jitsuyo Shinaan Toroku, Dai 211 689 Go, Hotetsu Tanren Toin)
inscription of this sword is Seki Gifu ju Fujiwara Kanefusa 23rd generation 1942
Total weight is 1376 grams sheet has a weight of 691 grams.
blade length is 86.7 cm, cutting portion is 63 cm.

Reserve: $3,250.00

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    Japanese sword FUJIWARA KANEFUSA 23rd generation

    Estimate $4,000 - $5,000Jan 22, 2020
    Starting Price $2,200
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