Ordering number: 21792
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Kashu Kanazawa Ju Fujiwara Tsujimura Kanewaka(Kao)(Matasuke)
Kaou Matasuke Kanei 18nen 8gatu kichijitsu Motte
Nanban tetsu Zo No.
Shinto ,Wazamono Jyosaku .Kaga
(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: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length:69.7 cm or 27.4inches.
Sori: 1.51cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.16 cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.1 cm or 0.82inches.
Kasane: 0.96 cm or 0.37inches.
The weight of the sword: 785 grams.
Era: Edo period Kanei 18th
Shape: There are a little Machiokuri but Nakago is Ubu.
Wide and thick sword with regular Sori and longer kisaki.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with Ko-Ashi.
Special Feature : Kanewaka from Kaga region was active from Genwa to Genbun era.
It continued for 5 generations and this sword is made by the 2nd generation whose real name is Matasuke.
The sword smith succeeded Kanewas at Enpo 5th after his father’s death.
He made on behalf of his father’s later years so that his works are similar to father’s.
Tsuba: Long Nakago style Shakudo Tsuba.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako plate. Sakura is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Brown color Saya. Rice is engraved.
Menuki: Shakudo Nanako plate Horsetail is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.