Ordering number: 22525
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Gashu Ju Kanewaka(Shirouemon)
Shinto: Jyo saku: Kaga
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Silver single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:72.6cm or 28.58inches.
Sori:1.364cm or 0.53inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.08cm or 1.21inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.09cm or 0.82inches.
Kasane:0.88cm or 0.34inches.
The weight of the sword:795grams
Era: Around the mid Edo period
Shape: The blade has 3cm Machiokuri. The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare, reversed Choji Midare mixes in. Boshi is rounded and turns back sharply.
Special feature: Shirouemon made his father’s swords in his father’s last years. He was succeeded to his family when his father passed away in Empo 5. His style was similar to his father. He made many reversed Choji and Gunomemidare: gorgeous Hamon.
Tsuba: Owari-ish iron clock Tsuba.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate, wild ducks are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, dragon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Gashu Ju Kanewaka is a swordsmith school that lasted to the late Edo period in Kaga province, 100 Mangoku. The 3rd generation is far slightly different from the 1st and 2nd, made gorgeous Hamon. Koshirae is plain and well-made. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta