What is Kanenemono in Japanese Katana terminology?

"""Kanenemono"" (可然物) refers to the swords deemed suitable to be given by the Shogun family. The term ""Kanenemono"" literally translates to ""appropriate things"".

The third Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, ordered Utsunomiya Mikawa Nyudo to select swords that were worthy of being given by the Shogun family. From Bizen and Bitchu, works of 60 swordsmiths were selected.

It is said that the swords that were well-cut were chosen. This highlights the importance placed on the quality and performance of the swords in samurai culture. The fact that these swords were deemed suitable to be given by the Shogun family underscores their high quality and the esteem in which they were held. The selection of these swords also reflects the discerning judgement and aesthetic sensibility of Utsunomiya Mikawa Nyudo."

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