Technical SUGATA - KATANA. Not long. Thin MUNE with high SHINOGI
HADA - Well made KO-MOKU ITA mix or KO-ITA MASA mix.
Generally, better forging than most MINO. Well-
bound carbon brought a clearer blue. JI-NIE.
HAMON - O-CHOJI GUNOME, O-GUNOME MIDARE,O-NOTARE MIDARE,
MIDARE, GUNOME-MIDARE, some SUGU, HAKO and
YA-no-NE found in NIE and NIOI. NIE-FUSHI.
BOSHI - MIDARE with KO-MARU or JIZO. Turnback is short
or sometimes with MIDARE.
NAKAGO - Well-shaped MINO NAKAGO, sometimes with TAKANOHA.
KANESADA(1) BUN-MEI 1469
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KANESADA(2) EI-SHO 1504 KANETSUNE TAI-EI 1521 KANESADA (TEI)
|__________________________ TAI-EI 1521
KANESADA(3) TEN-MON 1532 UJISADA(1) TEI-EI 1521
KANESADA KO-JI 1555 KANEMAKI GEN-KI 1570
KANESADA(1) BUN-MEI 1469 There has been many stories about
the origin of the KANESADA Line. One: they fall from
YAMATO KUNIFUSA through ISE.
KOGAWAUEMON. First generation AIZU. MINO. Work seen KOJI
1555. Said to have worked in RIKUOKA.
Several sources propose imaginative stories: One opinion has
him the son if the 3rd KANESADA, another is he is the son of
SANAMI KANENAGA. Another says KANESADA, the son of NARA SHICHIRO
KYUA, the HACHIYA Founder (SADA form:"TEI"), the traveler who
brought DARUMA School to MINO, might be the father.
Regardless, work is noted from KO-SHO 1455 with no signatures of
the "NO-SADA" character form. See KANESADA(2) below.
KANESADA(1) is late SHIZU. AKASAKA JU. Father of "NO-SADA" KANESADA.
ITAME HADA has standing SHIRAKE-UTSURI.
SUGUHA and evenly set KO-GUNOME and GUNOME patterns.
OSHU JU KANESADA
NOSHU SHIMIZU JU KANESADA
KANESADA(2) EI-SHO 1504 "NO-SADA" (t: KANESADA(1): JIROZAEMON and
KICHIUEMON. Originally from KAI, then moved to SEKI. Seems to
have been adopted into the KANESADA(1) School. Up until MEI-O 1492,
the character "SADA" is rendered in the normal "JO" form. We have
dated MEI in the following:
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESADA SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESADA TSUKURU
These MEI also show a SOSHO Grass-style rendering of the SEKI
As of BUN-GI NINEN - 1502, he is using his famous
"No-Sada". This is given, and pronounced in HIRAGANA, in
all Japanese scholarship and texts as: NO-SADA and refers
specifically to his cursive rendering of the SADA character,
alone. Because of this, KANESADA(2) himself has become known
From EISHO he has been awarded his IZUMI-no-KAMI title, as we see
signatures IZUMI-no-KAMI KANESADA and IZUMI-no-KAMI FUJIWARA
KANESADA, all with his NO-SADA character form.
EI-SHO 14, we see a work for the the ISE YAMADA with KIKUMON.
Making different styles is his career attribute. KANESADA sword
style differs. One is noted in SEKI KANEMOTO style.
KO-ITAME HADA has MASAME with JINIE and SHIRAKE-UTSURI.
Tight NIOI-GUCHI of wildly placed GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA with small
TOBI-YAKI. Can have KOSHIBA. NOTARE O-MIDARE BA and TOGARI BA.
YAHAZU "Arrow-notch" MIDARE BA. KO-GUNOME with FUSHI knots. One has
very equal KO-GUNOME.
JIZO BOSHI and JIZO HAKIKAKE BOSHI are slightly SAAGARI: Low.
His are SAIJO O-WAZAMONO - supreme cutting.
NOSHU JU KANESADA SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESADA SAKU
IZUMI-no-KAMI FUJIWARA KANESADA
|Kanesada - "No-Sada"
2 Shaku 3 Sun
3 Bu (70.56cm)
Sori: 7 Bu
Bu 8 Rin
Bu 2 Rin
1 Sun 6 Rin
Nakago: 5 Sun
1 Bu (17.42cm)
Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Sakizori Tachi to
Kissaki in a
Rin Bei Tosha
Kai Jin Retsu