Ordering number: 17072
Katana in Koshirae.
Signature : Inshu Ju Kanesaki(not guaranteed)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to regular saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length :70.6 cm or 27.79 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.23 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.48 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Modern times.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with deep Sori and O-Kissaki.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are fine Cikei.
Hamon : Nioi Deki, tight Togari Gunome Midare.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.
Special feature: Inshu Ju Kanesaki was a sword smith of Tottori prefecture. They were active from the Muromachi period to
the end of Edo period.
Saya : Reddish color Saya.(There are peeling)
Tsuba : Shakudo, Samurai is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Shakudo, bow is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: Iron, butterfuly is engraved.
From Aoi Art: The signature is the late Edo period’s style.
But we guess that this signature is fake. The blade is heavy and solid. The blade may have been made in the late Edo period or in the present age. The sword suitable for Iaito and for Batto do.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.