Ordering number : 16402
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper) (consignment sale)
Signature: Kazusa no suke Fujiwara Kaneshige
(Shinto, Josaku, Ryo-wazamono rank.)
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 52.0 cm or 20.47 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.about Kanbun era(about 1661)
Shape : This blade is wide and massive Wakizashi with little Sori.
Jitetsu : Tight Ko-itame, with Jinie attach. It’s beautiful Jitetsu.
There is Fukure around 20cm from Yokote on Sashi-omote side.
Hamon : Nie based, Suguha, with wide Nioikuchi.
There are many Ashi in Ha.
Special feature : Kazusa no suke Fujiwara Kaneshige was a son of
Izumi no kami Kaneshige.
He was hired by Ise Todo clan, as well as his father.
And he made swords in Edo and Seishu province (Mie pref).
At first, Kaneshige was allowed to engrave the signature “Kazusa no kami”,
and after that, he changed the signature “Kazusa no suke”.
Sometimes, Kaneshige made swords with Edo 3dai Yasutsugu, and
Edo 4dai Yasutsugu and Masateru.
Unfortunately, there is Fukure around 20cm from Yokote on Sashi-omote side.
But the blade shape is wide, massive and nice.
Historical background: In 1663, Shogunate government changed Bukesho Hatto (Rules to control Daimyo). It’s called Kanbun-rei.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 245,000-. (shipping costs not included in price)