Ordering number: 19696
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Kashu Ju Kanewaka(2nd 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.
Habaki : silver single Kashu Habaki.
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori :0.97 cm or 0.38 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.825cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.97 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane :0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword: 625 grams.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana with small Sori.
Jigane : Itame Hada with Masame and Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with thick Nioikuchi and Gunome Midare to the Yokote line.
Boshi is Midarekomi Hakikake style.
Special feature: It is said that the First Kanewaka moved to Kaga province from Mino province around Keicho era.
Under the patronage of Maeda family in the domain of Kaga,
Kanewaka forged Soshu-den style or Bizen style sword and consolidated the foundations of Kashu-shinto.
The clan had continued five or six generations around Genbun era.
This blade has small Sori and long Kissaki.
From Aoi Art: It is difficult to distinguish which generation Kanewaka.
We guess that the blade is made by the2nd generation Kanewaka.
The actual land value of the Kaga Domain was estimated to exceed well over 1,000,000 Koku.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.