Ordering number :19318
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kashu Ju Kanewaka(2nd Generation, Matasuke)
Shinto:JyoJyo saku:Ryo wazamono cutting test 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 saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver double habaki.
Blade length : 58.0 cm or 22.83 inches.
Sori :0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 1.63cm or 0.64 inches.
Era : Early Edo period Genna era.
Shape : The sword is long almost sword length long wakizashi with small
Sori and longer kissaki which looks like Kaei style.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful visible to see the texture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha hamon from the Hamachi and then gunome midare square shape and in Hamon, sunagashi and small kinsuji work and round shape boshi.
Special Feature : Kashu Ju 2nd generation Kanewaka was called Matasuke.
He inherited the family name Tsujimura from his brother Kagehira.
He made many nice swords until he passed away in 1677 at age of 66.
His swords looks like Shizu Soshu Den style, like the first generation Kanewaka.
Saya : black color saya.
Tsuba : On the round iron tsuba, 24 arrow are engraved open work.
Menuki : Some designe is engraved by syakudo plate with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo plate,
some family crests are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : This sword is almost a sword length wakizashi.
This sword looks like the first generation, has nice Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.