Ordering number : AS19301
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed to Kashu Kanewaka
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki
Blade length : 50.1 cm or 19.724 inches.
Sori :0.5cm or 0.197 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.57 cm or 1.01inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane :0.58 cm or 0.23 inches.
Weight of the blade: 445grams
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : This Wakizashi has typical Kanbun Shinto shape, the width and the thickness are appropriate and the Sori is shallow.
Jigane : Koitamehada is grained well, Jinie attached.
Hamon : Niedeki, angular Gunome-midare, a little deep Nioikuchi, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji in the Hamon, Boshi is Maru.
Special Feature : It’s kind of difficult to attribute but judging from the Hamon I think this sword is made by the 2nd generation.
Saya : Black Ishime Saya.
Tsuba : Round shaped iron Tsuba, the radish design carving.
Menuki : Copper Menuki.
Fuchikashira : Iron Fuchikashira, the dragon carving.
From Aoi Art : This is a Kanbun Shinto shaped Wakizashi.
The Jigane is really beautiful, the Hamon is nice also.
Unfortunately, there’re some scratches and some rust spots but not so serious.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.