Ordering Number: 23533
Wakizashi Shirasaya.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Inscription: Echigo Kami Kanesada 越後守包貞
In our company, we provide rankings based on the skill of the swordsmith: Saijō Saku
(Finest work), Jōjō Saku (Excellent work), Jōsaku (High-quality work), and Futsū Saku
(Regular work). This piece is ranked as Jōjō Saku in terms of its craftsmanship.
Habaki: Copper base with gold-colored double habaki.
Blade Length: 1 shaku 7 sun 8 bu – 53.9cm (21.3 in)
Curvature: 4 bu – 1.2 cm(0.5 in)
Mekugi-ana: 2 holes
Motohaba: 3.0 cm (1.2 in)
Sakihaba: 2.2 cm (0.9 in)
Thickness: :0.7cm (0.3 in)
Weight of the sword: 535 grams.
Period: the early Edo period, around Kanbun era (the late 17th century)
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with little curve with long kissaki.
Jigane: ko-itame hada wll grained.
Hamon: Suguha and gunomemidare with soft nioiuchi. Boshi turns back roundly with deep nioikuchi.
Features: Shinto Jōjō Saku: Ōgi-mono: Settsu.
Echigo-no-Kami Kanesada the 2nd generation learned from Echigo-no-Kami Kanesada the 1st generation and became his adopted son, and took the name. Later, he gave his name to the real son of the 1st generation, and he changed his name to Sakakura Gon-no-Shin Terukane. It is said that he changed his name around 1680. He specialized in Doranba and is representative of the Osaka Shinto swordsmiths.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Price: 500,000 JPY-.