Ordering number: 19251
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Izumi Kami Kaneshige
(Gold inlay) Kanbun Uduki 11 Hi
Ryoguruma Saidan Yamamo Kauemon Jo Nagahisa(Kao)
Shinto: Jyo saku : Musashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 54.8 cm or 21.57 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period, Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular size, nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha based hamon with thick nioikichi and notare gunome hamon.
Special feature:Kaneshige was a swordsmith clan originated in Echizen province.
The first Kaneshige moved to Edo at the beginning of Kan-ei era
and got the title of Izumi Daijo in 1626, later served for the Todo family
and also forged sword in Sesshu province, present Mie pref. and passed away around 1658.
Kaneshige’s sword is very sharp and ranked at Ryo-wazamono.
Quite a few swords still survive inlayed with gold
on the tang about the result of cutting test.
It is said that a great swordsman Miyamoto Musashi treasured Kaneshige’s katana.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba, leaves are engraved with open wrok.
Fuchikashira : Iron, dragon is engraved with gold and silver color.
Saya : Black color Saya with clouds pattern.
Menuki : Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka : Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana : Wa Aritoshi(moden times).
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.