Ordering number : 20290
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Echigo Kami Kanesada (second generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.2 cm or 28.03inches.
Sori :1.06 cm or 0.42 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.22 cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.27cm or 2.27inches.
Kasane : 0.74cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 775 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and Thick blade. Shallow Sori and longer Kissaki
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained, Jinie attached beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki, deep Nioikuchi Suguha from Hamachi, then Depp Nioikuchi Gunome-midare.
Touranba style with Ashi. 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 workmanship was on the same level with Tsuda
Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai.
From Aoi Art: echigo kami Kanesada (second generation) was inherit his fathers skill and
also had good reputation from sword collectors more than his father. There
are also famous swordsmiths like Sukehiro and Shinkai live in Osaka and made
Touranba blades in this time. This sword apparently imaged Sukehiro sword
and was success to form the Touranba
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.