Ordering number: 22428
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature: Kashu Ju Fujiwara Takahira(Takahira 2nd)
Shinto Wazamono: 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 was polished.
Blade length:70.0cm or 27.55inches.
Sori:1.97cm or 0.77inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.01cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.17cm or 0.85inches.
Kasane:0.67 cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:700grams
Era: The Empo era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada with dense Masame and Chikei. Elaborate Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with uneven changes of height. Sunagashi and Kinsuji
work with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi turns back in a small circle sharply and ends with
Hakikake with lots of Kinsuji.
Special feature: Ecchu Kami Fujiwara Takahira(the 1st) is a son of Yomosuke Kanewaka and also known as Jinroku Kanewaka. Around Keicho 14, he succeeded to his father and was given Ecchu Kami Takahira around Genna 6. He was originally influenced by Shizu school in his early years, but later he made unique Hako Midare. In Kaga Domain, it was said that you have to marry a man with Kanewaka swords, even if his class was low: his works were really popular there.
From Aoi Art: Calm Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi from Hamachi. Toranba in upper part from near Monouchi. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work extremely. Kissaki Hamon is with also active Kinsuji and Hakikake. We truly recommend this nice piece of art.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta