Ordering number : 19214
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Kazusanosuke Fujiwara Kaneshige
Kanbun 9nen 3gatsu 19nichi
(Kinzogan mei) Yamano Juro Hisahide(Kao)2tsu Do.
Shinto : Jyosaku : Ryo Wazamono : Musahi
(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 single Habaki with family crest.
Blade length : 52.42 cm or 20.63 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.23 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.60 cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 495 grams.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : This sword is wide and thick, has Moderate Sori and a little longer Kissaki. There’re Bo-hi carved on both sides.
Jigane : Well grained Koitame-hada with Jinie attached.
Hamon :Nie-deki, round Gunome-midare, Juzuba, deep Nioikuchi goes up til the Kissaki.
Special Feature : Kaneshige was a swordsmith from Musashi province, he moved to Edo city around the beginning
of Kanei era and 3 years later he received an honorable title of Izumi Daijo followed by another title Izumikami.
but he changed it to Kazusanosuke after he became an apprentice of Todo Izuminokami Takatora.
The 1st generation died around the beginning of Manji era, and the 2nd worked in Sendai and Seishu(Mie pref today).
The 3rd received the title of Kazusanosuke in 1703, but he inscribed Izunomikami for the orders from Sendai,
Uwajima and Ichinoseki area. He was renowned for making well sharpened swords, and some of his swords are designed as Juyo token.
The legendary swordsmith Miyamoto Musashi was a fan of his sword.
Saya : Dark brown and black color kawari Nuri Saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo, dragon is engraved with open work.
Signature: Choshu Hagi Ju Masayuki.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, gate and pine tree are engraved with gold color. Signature: Mototoshi.
Menuki :Shakudo, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako, turtle and umbrella are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: there is a signature Mino Seki Ju Kanetaka.
From Aoi Art : This sword has Saidanmei of Yamano Kanjuro Hisahide, cut two bodies.
The blade is wide. The Jigane is clear Ko-Itame hada. The Hamon reminds of Kotetsu.
It is difficult to find the sword which has cutting test recently. We recommend this Wakizashi for you.