This kanna blade
was forged by
The main blade is marked down the center KENMEI (healthy &
bright) and to the left KONSHIN SAKU (made with heart & soul).
At the upper right is the blacksmiths caligraphic signature.
The back of the blade reads USUI AKIE KENGO SAKU (made by
Usui Kengo & Akie).
The sub-blade is marked on the back KENMEI.
The box is marked down the center KENMEI, and to the left USUI
KENGO AKIE SAKU and to the upper right KYUKYOKU
KONSHIN (with very best efforts).
Impressed into the front end grain of the dai is the seal of
INOMOTO the dai-ya of Sanjo.
A description of the documents will be on the