Ordering Number: 23096
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Army Gunto Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Echigo Kami Kanesada(1st) 越後守包貞
(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.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Silver single Habaki
Blade length:58.2cm or 22.91 inches.
Sori:1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.12cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.00cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane:0.77cm or 0.30inches.
The weight of the sword:640grams
Era: Early Edo period, late 17th century.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with shallow Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense to be beautiful Jigane. There are some rough parts on surface.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Hamon is like Toranba. Boshi pinched in and turns back.
Special feature: Echigo Kami Kanesada was a pupil of Iga Kami Kanemichi. The 2nd generation is Terukane, who is a famous swordsmith.
Koshirae: Japanese Army Koshirae with Tocho of lieutenant officer
From Aoi Art: Echigo Kami Kanesada lived in Tokiwacho, Osaka. He was good at making Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. This work has good Koshirae of the Japanese Army.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta