Ordering number: 22667
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Kashu Ju Kanewaka(Matasuke)(2nd generation)
(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: Gold foiled double Habaki.
The blade is polished.
Blade length:70.6cm or 27.79inches.
Sori:1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.1cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.2cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane:0.63cm or inches.
The weight of the sword:680grams
Era: Around the Meireki era, the Edo period.
Shape: Approx. 5cm Suriage. The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and Bohi
on the both sides.
Jigane: Koitamehada is mixed with Mokumehada. Hadame is visible.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare from Hamachi to the Yokote. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: Kashu Ju Kanewaka(Matasuke)(2nd) was already called Kashu Ju Kanewaka when he was young and succeeded to Tsujimura family of his elder brother, Kagehira. He passed away at the age of 66 in the Empo era. He had been producing a lot of swords for 48 years.
Koshirae: Higo Koshirae
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba. Patterns are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate. Wisteria is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Aogai Chirashi Saya painted by black Urushi. Family crest is engraved.
Menuki: Silver plate. Bird with un umbrella in his mouth is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: A powerful work by Kashu Ju Kanewaka(Matasuke)(2nd) It is well-made and Koshirae is also really nice. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta