Ordering number: 19102
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Kashu Ju Kanewaka Tsukuru(2nd)
Sayagaki translation: made by Kanewaka from Kashu region, around Kanbun era,
as known as Matasuke, the blade is 1 shaku 7 sun 4 bu in length. written by Kanzan.
Shinto : Jyosaku : Wazamono : Kaga
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyoyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 52.88 cm or 20.82 inches.
Sori : 1.06 cm or 0.42 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.34 cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword : 560 grams.
Era : Edo period, Kanbun era.
Shape : This sword is wide and thick, looks so robust. it has the shallow Sori and the long Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada mixed with Masame. it has Jinie and Chikei attached.
Hamon : Nie-deki, Hako-midare. It has Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji. Ububa around Hamachi.
Special Feature: Kanewaka from Kaga region was active from Genwa to Genbun era.
It continued for 5 generations and this sword is made by the 2nd generation whose real name is Matasuke.
The swordsmith succeeded Kanewaka at Enpo 5th after his father’s death.
He made on behalf of his father’s later years so that his works are similar to father’s.
This sword is relatively in good condition.
Saya : Black lacquered with Masame texture design.
Tsuba : Round shaped iron Tsuba, it has the flower design engraved and painted with gold color.
Menuki : made of Shakudo, it has flower design.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanakoji, flower and the bird engraved and painted with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata.