Katana Yamato Kanabo

Rare Katana Yamato from Kanabo school.

Koto period, late Muromachi (approx 1520).

This small school was created late in Yamato, at the end of the Muromachi period.
Its name comes from the fact that the blacksmiths added “Kanabo”, the place of establishment of the school, to their patronymic in their signature.
It came from a branch of the Sue Tegai school by Masanaga.

Like most blades forged by this school, this Katana is tall, heavy and massive.
The polishing is quite old but very acceptable, without any Kizu (default).
Jigane in itame hada with masame in shinogi ji. Hamon in suguha rather broad.
Unusual Koshirae with a Saya and a Tsuka wrapped in lacquered leather. We can also see on the Kashira a representation of the Buddhist deity Fudo Myoo, the most important of the five great protective kings of Buddha.

NBTHK Hozon certificate
Fujishiro rank = Chusaku

Dimensions :
Nagasa = 71,7 cm
Motohaba = 3,45 cm
Kasane = 0,75 cm

Price = 8900 €

Katana on consignment belonging to a french collector.

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