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    NOSU JU ASANO KANESANE SAKU Katana Sword With Signed Tang ‘NOSU JU ASANO KANESANE SAKU’ With Award Winning S Other Blades
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    NOSU JU ASANO KANESANE SAKU Katana Sword With Signed Tang ‘NOSU JU ASANO KANESANE SAKU’ With Award Winning S Other Blades

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    WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Signed Tang ‘NOSU JU ASANO KANESANE SAKU’ With Award Winning Sword Smith’s Kokuin Seal, Showa Stamp, Steel Scabbard . Sn 15943 - 15943

    Asano Kanesane, also spelled Kanezane, is one of the better documented swordsmiths of the Showa (WW II) Era. He was born Asano Shinichi on December 19th 1910 in the city of Seki in Mino (Noshu) Province and was apprenticed to master swordsmith Kojima Kanemichi in 1923. In April of 1930, he became an independent swordsmith and adopted the art name of Kanesane. He established a school of swordmaking in Seki and began teaching the art in 1933 when he accepted his first students, Kanetada and Michisane. He worked his entire life in Seki. He won numerous awards for swordmaking including the silver medal in the 1934 Fine Art Exhibition, the gold medal at the same exhibition in 1935 and gold medals in each successive exhibition from 1936 to 1941 (Fuller and Gregory). He was ranked "second seat" (quasi national smith) in the 1941 newly made swords exhibition (Slough). In 1942 he received a Special Award at the last Fine Art Exhibition held prior to the end of the war. Also in 1942, Kurihara Hikosaburo, (also known as Kurihara Akihide, the founder of the Nihonto Tanren Denshujo) ranked Kanesane as Joko no Retsu at the Tosho Banzuke (trans. Jinsoo Kim). The Nihon Token Tanrenjo and Nihon Token Shinbunshi swordsmith ranking published in 1943 gave Asano Kanesane the special rank of betseki (trans. Kenji Mishina). In 1942 his swordmaking school came under the direction of the army sword office. He established the East Asia Sword Company at that time to make swords for the war effort. At its peak, his sword company employed about 80 people. His sword factory produced a great number of showato during the war years. He continued to make special order swords, some of which are considered gendaito (made in the traditional manner). His swords commonly bear his personal seal (kokuin) at the tip of the nakago. The "sane" kokuin may appear on either showato or gendaito. This is an excellent, original WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Sword by Asano Kanesane & scabbard. It has a 26” blade (37 ¾” overall). The blade has pronounced wave hamon and has excellent polish.The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script characters of the Sword Smith ‘NOSU JU ASANO KANESANE SAKU’. The tang also has the Sword Smith’s ‘Kukuin’ or seal and showa stamp. The fish skin handle has brown cord binding, floral menuki and lanyard ring. It has its original copper and brass fittings including scabbard retaining catch. The sword is complete with its original steel scabbard with brass fittings and hanging ring. The scabbard has no dents and retains its original brown paint finish. The sword is accompanied by a copy of the translation of the signature. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15943
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    CategoryBlades
    SubcategoryOther Blades
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,450
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeNOSU JU ASANO KANESANE SAKU
    Manufactured YearWW2 Era
    Your reference15943
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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