Ordering number : 18347
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kashu Ju Kanewaka (Shirouemon)(3rd generation)
Shinto:Jyo saku ranking:Kaga.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Copper single habaki.
Blade length(nagasa) : 54.2 cm or 21.34inches.
Sori :0.6 cm or 0.236 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.8cm or 1.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.236 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo era.
Shape(Sugata):The sword is regular wide and thickness
with Bo-hi is engraved on both sides of the blade also deep sori
Kitae :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach
and massage mixed beautiful texture.
Hamon :Nioi deki cyoji midare and togari choji midare mixed
ichimonji utsusi like Gassann Sadakazu.
Boshi:sansaku style noter and round shape.
Special feature: Kashu kanewaka started from Keicyo era
to late Edo period by long generations.
This sword belongs to 3rd generation Kanewaka(Shirouemon).
Saya :black kawarinuri saya.
Tsuba :On the thick copper round shape copper tea, a shish dod and peony flower are engraved.
Menuki : On the copper plate, dragon is engraved.
Fuchikashira:On the copper plate, dragon is engraved .
From Aoi Art: This 3rd generation Kanewaka is big different Hamon.
The hamon looks like Ichimonji yoshioka style and also Gassan Sadakazu.
Probably At Edo period sword demand was getting a few
and became severe competition between sword makers.
He tried to make Ichimonji style sword and succeeded well.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.