Ordering number: 19313
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Echigo Kami Kanesada
Kanbun 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Sayagaki 1: witten by Dr. Kanzan
Sesshu Osaka Ju Echigo Kami Kanesada
Kanbun 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi Suguha Hamon base. Blade length is 2shaku 5sun 1bu. one of my favorite.
Sayagaki 2: witten by Mr. Tanobe
5 Kanji characters. There is a production date Kanbun 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi.
same person as Gonnoshin Terukane. Kanesada the 2nd generation.
Suguha base square shape Ko Gunome Midare.
The blade is typical of this swordsmith and good material.
The blade is exquisite and healthy.
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Owazamono: Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length :76.1 cm or 29.96 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.28 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.29 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.30 inches.
The weight of the sword 905 grams.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and thick long blade with small Sori.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei. There are Utsuri around the Habaki part.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha base Hamon with Gunome Midare.
There are Ashi. The Ha is bright. In the Hamon, there are Kinsuji.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada the Second forged
this katana. It is said that he was born in Mino or Kochi province.
He learned under Kanesada the First at Osaka and later
became a son-in-law. The Second was superior to the First
and ranked at O-waza-mono.
Excellent worknanship was on the same level
with Tsuda Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai.
Tsuba: Round shape Shakudo Nanako Tsuba,
dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : dragon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The blade with the name of the second generation Echigo Kami Kanesada,
There is almost no production date and it is precious.
The Kanesada 2nd made Doranba and Gunome Midare Hamon.
We guess that reason is to improve sales and imitating the blade
by Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai.
We think that this blade is a copy of Koto Kaneshige.
The Hamon is bright. It is a quaint work.
The Koshirae uses dragon motif fittings. The condition is good.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.