Katana:Echigo no Kami Kanesada(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23750

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Echigo no Kami Kanesada

Shinto: Jyojyo Saku: Settsu
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This piece is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for Echigo no Kami Kanesada.

Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade Length: 71.4 cm (28.11 in)
Curvature: 1.2 cm (0.47 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.19 cm (1.26 in)
Width at the End: 2.06 cm (0.81 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.78 cm (0.31 in)
Sword Weight: 780 grams
Era: Edo period, around the Kanbun era(1661〜1672)
Shape: The sword has a wide body and a thick rim with a suitable curvature and a slightly elongated tip, indicating a well-proportioned and robust shape.
Jigane: Well-tightened small Mokume grain with beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: From the Hamahi is Suguha and then Gunomemidare with soft nioiuchi. Boshi turns back roundly with deep nioikuchi.

Features: The second generation Echigo no Kami Kanesada is said to have originated from Mino province or Kochi, and he moved to Osaka to become a disciple of the first generation Yamada Daiyu Kanesada, later becoming his adopted son and succeeding as the second generation. His style is known for the deep Nioiguchi with a proficient Midareba (irregular pattern), rivaling contemporary swordsmiths such as Tsuda Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai, producing many masterpieces. Some works are comparable to Sukehiro’s masterpieces. From the 7th year of Enpo (1679), he passed the Echigo no Kami Kanesada signature to the first generation’s biological son, Yamada Iwamatsu, and changed his name to Sakakura Gonnohyoe Terukane. His blades are known for their superior sharpness compared to the first generation and are designated as great masterpieces. One characteristic is the high ridge line. It is particularly interesting that while Kanesada signatures almost never have a signature on the reverse side, Terukane signatures almost always do.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This Echigo no Kami Kanesada features a long blade with a wide body and a thick rim. The blade pattern is a vibrant and clear Midareba. The second generation Echigo no Kami Kanesada is known as a swordsmith who fully acquired the technique of Midareba from Sukehiro, making him a renowned craftsman. This blade is a magnificent work, showing a Midareba pattern, albeit slightly different from the usual works of the second generation Echigo no Kami Kanesada.

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