Katana: Ise Daijo Kaneshige Saku Shishi Kanetoyo Tsuimei/Bunkyu 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 23199
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Ise Daijo Kaneshige Saku Shishi Kanetoyo Tsuimei
伊勢大掾兼重作 嗣子兼豊 追銘
Bunkyu 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu(Feburary 1862)

Shinto: Chu-jyo saku: Kashu

At our company, we describe the quality of the swordsmith’s work as Highest Grade, High Grade, Upper Grade, and Regular Grade.
The quality of this piece is classified as Upper Grade.
Habaki: Kashu Habaki made of copper
Blade length: 69.6 centimeters or 27.4 inches.
Curvature: 1.3 centimeters or 0.51 inches.
Peg hole: 2 holes.
Motohaba (width at Hamachi): 3.14 centimeters or 1.24 inches.
Sakihaba (width at tip): 2.12 centimeters or 0.83 inches.
Thickness: 0.59 centimeters or 0.23 inches.
Sword weight: 795 grams.
Time period: Around the second year of Bun’kyu in the Edo period.(Feburary 1862)
Shape: The overall configuration is characterized by a wide body width, substantial thickness, and the blade retaining several centimeters, resulting in a sturdy and sound piece.
Jigane(grain pattern of steel): It features a fine masame hada (straight grain pattern) with a beautifully refined surface.
Hamon (temper pattern): It exhibits a mix of midare (irregular) and gunome (undulating) patterns, with some hardening visible in the upper part of the blade. The tip exhibits a rounded shape.

Characteristics: This piece is a work created by Ise Daijo Kaneshige, inscribed as Successor Kanetoyo, made on an auspicious day in the second year of Bun’kyu. It is noted that the sword was made in collaboration with the father.

Tsuba: Brass tsuba in the shape of a quince, with gold design and colored enamel applied.
Fuchi: Brass base with intricate high relief carvings of autumn grasses and bell crickets, adorned with gold and colored enamel.
Saya: Brown and wax-colored scabbard.
Menuki: Red copper base with high relief carvings of plants and flowers, adorned with gold and colored enamel.

From Aoi Art: This piece is a robust and sound work, with a fully intact and healthy blade. It bears the inscription “Successor Kanetoyo” and indicates a clear connection to Ise Daijo Kaneshige as the father. Kanetoyo, known as Kinoshita Jinnosuke, was a swordsmith from Kaga Province. He had a younger brother named Jinkichi Kanetoyo. He passed away at the age of 47 in the second year of Bun’kyu. He is associated with the Ise Daijo Kaneshige family. The workmanship is excellent, and the mounting of the piece is decent. It is a recommended work.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
(NOT including shipping fee to overseas)

Price:650,000 JPY-.

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