Ordering number: 21098
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (63rd NBTHK Juyo Token)
Signature : Mumei (Den Kaneshige)
Sayagaki: Mino Koku Kaneshige, Naginata Naoshi Mumei.
It is the founder of Mino school. This blade has a nice Gunome Midare Hamon with thick Nie. This is a typical sword of Kaneshige. blade length is 1Shaku 5Sun 2Bu Han.
written by Mr.Tanobe.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length: 46.2 cm or 18.18 inches.
Sori: 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era: Nanbokucho period.
Shape: Wide and thin Kasane, Naginata Naoshi shape Wakizashi.
Sori is slightly deep. There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Omote side, there is a Koshi-Hi. Ura side, there is a wide Soe-Hi.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada and Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie atatch.
There are fine Chikei and Utsuri.
Hamon: Gunome Midare base Hamon, Ko Choji Midare, and Togari Gunome mixed with many Ashi. There are Sunagashi, Yubashiri, and Tobiyaki.
Boshi is Notare and Yakizume style.
Special feature: Kaneshige has been counted as Masamune Juetsu
since ancient times, and his home country was Tsuruga,
the country of Echizen Relocate. It is said to be the swordsmith who was the origin of Mino wordsmith along with Kaneuji.
There are few inventories, and only a few are available.
In terms of style, it is often seen that the Jigaane is slightly
more skinny than Shizu.
The blades are often made with more rounded heads than each other with sharp edges,
and there are many small pieces that are relative to each other.
Many of the works are more gentle than the Shizu group.
From Aoi Art: This work creates small Chouji Midare, Togariba Hamon with Gunome
Midare as the main tone in a wide and generous body.
Jigane is better than usual, but n represents Hadori, which is close to Kinjyu, especially
in the lower half.
Sunagashi, Yubashiri. The scenery such as Tobiyaki is quaint, and it is a bite with a high
degree of perfection while being calm compared to Shizu.
Registration is the registration number of early 1951 called Daimyo Toroku.
It is a wonderful work of Kinjyu, Masamune 10 Tetsu.
63rd NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.