Ordering number : 18366
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Iga Kami Minamoto Kanemichi(Settsu)
(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 was polished.
Habaki :gols wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 52.5 cm or 20.7 inches.
Sori :1,2cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2,88cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2,16 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.55cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with rather deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach
beautiful nice oosaka texture.
There are some light rusts.
Shinogiji texture: Masame hada stream.
Hamon :From the hamachi, suguha hamon and then deep nioikuchi
gunome midair with ashiand inside of the Hamon, sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape.
Sspecial feature:Kanemichi(包道)is a Deshi(student) under
the hidari Mutu but his work looks Migi Mutsu sword.
This blade looks first generation Kunisada also.
The jigane is well work good Jigane and
also gunome Midare Hamon is active nice work.
Saya :brown color saya, desine of the Matsu leaves are out on the saya.
Tsuba :On the iron tsuba,design of the brad beans are engraved,
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, flower designe are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo plain plate,
some birds are flying with gloss color.
From Aoi Art : We think that this blade will pass
the NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon at that time Kanbun era,
sword demanding is becoming fey slow
because of peaceful age. so sword blacksmith must work very hard
and produced high ranking sword. If the blades are poor work,
they had to quit their job. They worked very hard
and made an effort to create a new attractive work .
This sword is nice work and also nice Koshirae.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.