Ordering number : 19442
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho)(guaranteed for NBTHK Hozon)
Signature : Kanetsuji
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper double Habaki.
Blade length : 54.4 cm or 21.4 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Edo period, Keicho era.
Shape : The sword is wide and thick, looks robust. it has a deep Sori and a longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada apparent well, it has Jinie attached.
Hamon : Niedeki, Gunome-midare with Tobiyaki. Boshi is midarekomi and Hakikake.
Special Feature : There was a sword smiths named Kaneuji
in Mino province but there’s another Kaneuji who was active in Ero period.
Judging from the shape, the Jigane and the Hamon, this sword would be made in Edo period.
Saya : Dark brown roiro Saya.
Tsuba : An arrow is carved into the surface.
Menuki : Copper, Lobster design.
Fuchi : Copper.
Kashira : Horn.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.