Katana:Chobei Kanetsugu Kintan

Ordering number: 23436
Katana: In Shirasaya

Mei (Inscription): Chobei Kanetsugu Kintan

In our company, we classify swords into categories based on the skill of the swordsmith, including Saio Saku (Superior Work), Jojo Saku (Excellent Work), Jo Saku (High Quality), and Futsu Saku (Regular Quality). This piece is classified as Jo Saku, indicating its high craftsmanship.

Habaki: Wooden habaki
Blade Length: 64.0 cm (25.20 inches)
Curvature: 1.7 cm (0.67 inches)
Hole for Pegs: 1
Width at the Base: 3.14 cm (1.24 inches)
Width at the Tip: 2.09 cm (0.82 inches)
Thickness: 0.76 cm (0.30 inches)
Sword Weight: 825 grams
Period: During the Showa era, World War II period
Shape: The width is broad, thickness is slightly thick, the curvature is deep, and the kissaki (point) extends, leaving approximately 5 cm of a live blade. It is a healthy work.
Jigane (Grain Pattern): It features a fine ko-itamehada (small board grain pattern) and beautiful jinie (bright lines in the steel). Hamon (Temper Line): Niedeki.

Characteristics: Chobei Kanetsugu, also known as Imai Kenzaburou, was a swordsmith from Gunma Prefecture who was chosen as an Imperial Army Appointed Swordsmith. He had three disciples. To become an Imperial Army Appointed Swordsmith, one had to undergo an examination, during which two swords were presented for evaluation. One sword was tested for sharpness, while the other was evaluated for its appearance and shape. Passing the examination resulted in the award of a certificate as an Imperial Army Appointed Swordsmith or an Imperial Navy Appointed Swordsmith.

From Aoi Art: The hamon features variations of gunome-midare (undulating wave patterns) and pointed gunome-midare. The hamon pattern is distinct, and the boshi (temper line at the point) has a rounded return. The polishing work on this blade is exceptional, resulting in a bright and vivid hamon.

Aoi Art Estimation Paper: Whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*The price does not include international shipping fees.

Price:240,000 JPY-.
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