Yari – signed – Shimosaka Kanemitsu – late 1500’s to mid 1600

This Yari is from the Ed Hollenbeck collection. It is signed and shows a battle scar in the center of the blade. The blade length is 12 & 1/2 inches while the total length is 27 &1/4 including the long tang. The tang reads; Shimosaka Kanemitsu. The Shimosaka school was well known and several smiths signed that way in the late 1500’s to mid 1600. DSCN0165 DSCN0166 DSCN0167 DSCN0169 DSCN0174 DSCN0175

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