Ordering number : 22084
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Kashu Ju Kanewaka(attributed as Shirouemon)(3rd generation)
Shinto: Jo saku: Kaga
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold colored single Habaki.
Blade length:70.758cm or 27.85inches.
Sori:0.152cm or 0.05inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.06cm or1.20inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.08cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane:0.09cm or 0.03inches.
Era: The Empo era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick
with slightly shallow Sori and longer
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well to be beautiful Jigane.
Shinogiji: Masame is visible on Koitamehada.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare. Squared Hamon and round Hamon.
Sunagashi and small Kinsuji work.
Special feature: The 3rd generation Shirouemon Kanewaka is a very skillful swordsmith. The unique squared Hamon which 1st and 2nd had invented was succeeded to the 3rd. This Hamon tends to be exhibited in appraisal. We truly recommend this great piece to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta