Ordering number : 18473
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Hizen-koku Yamato Daijo Kanehiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Single silver rock pattern Habaki
Blade length : 54.57 cm or 21.48 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.6 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.87 cm or 1.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era (around A.D.1661~1672)
Shape : Standard width and thickness blade with Bo-hi engraved on both sides
with Soe-hi, deep Sori (curve) long Kissaki Ouei style good shaped Wakizashi.
Jigane : Koitamehada mixtured with Mokume well grained, Jinori attached.
Hamon : Nie-deki Suguha with Koashi working, round shape Boshi Hakikake style.
Special feature : Hizen-koku Yamato Daijo Kanehiro is a son of Kunihiro.
He called himself Hashimoto Rokubee. Tadayoshi style was the main stream of Hizen sword
and else were called Waki-Hizen. Kanehiro is one of the Waki-Hizen sword smith
but he had his original style. His blades were not Konuka-hada like Hizen style
but Jigane rather like Tadayoshi the first generation.
His swords are sharp, having slim, tight Ha with deep Nioikuchi.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove theme from Chinese ledgend are engraved on round iron Tsuba.
Menuki : Boat engraved on Shakudo plate.
Kozuka : Stringed spool engraved on Shakudo-nanakoji plate.
Kogatana : Kikumon (chrysanthemum) : Nihon Kaji Shu Iganokami Fujiwara Kinmichi
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.