Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Hozon Tosogu)
Signature : Echigo kami Kanesada, 2nd generation.
shinto:Jyo-Jyo saku:Oowazamono cutting test ranking.Settsu
(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.
Blade length : 38.7cm or 15.236 inches.
Sori :0.7cm or 0.276 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.38cm or 1.33 inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.26 inches.
Weight of the blade 430 grams.
Era : Edo period Enpo era. 1673.
Shape : The blade is very wide and thick with small sori gorgeous style.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :From Hamachi, suguha and then gunome midare
with deep nioikuci and Tobiyaki work.
Bo-shi is round shape and long yakisage
Special feature:Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada the Second forged this katana.
It is said that he was born in Mino or Kochi province. He learned under Kanesada the First at Osaka and later became a son-in-law.
The Second was superior to the First and ranked at O-waza-mono.
Excellent workmanship was on the same level with Tsuda Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai.
Saya :Black and red color mixed saya.
Tsuba :copper plate and covered by syakudo plate Hamidashi stub.
Menuki : on the syakudo plate some design is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka:On the syakudo nanako plate, crane are engraved with gold color.
Fichikashira: On the syakudo nanako plate, crane is engraved and ume tree are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : 2nd generation Echigo Kami Kanesada succeeded his
father’s sword making technique and also adored Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai’ marvelos Doranba and suguha hamon and finally
He mastered Doranba perfectly. This sword is before the early days.
Anyway the blade is vivid and wild feeling active sword.
We strongly recommend this wide Hirauch style wakizasi for you.
Koshirae is also well matched to the sword.
From 2nd generation Echigo Kami Kanesada:
I’m 2nd generation Kanesada.
I sent an e-mail from the heaven. I succeeded sword making technique from My father and also succeeded the family from him.
At that period Japan became peaceful country and few demanding swords
So we struggled to sell high graded Japanese swords to samurai I studied and learned high reputation sword like Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro or Inoue Shinkai. Finally I succeeded to make Doranba like Sukehiro both jigane and hamon. fortunately I cold survive my life.
Mr Tsuruta san honored that the sword is vivid active hamon and wild feeling sword. I bring back memories especially very nice Nakago’s condition fall marks and signature part. probably the pawner has kept in
good condition for a long term.
We hope you will keep this healthy blade in good condition for a long period. If you will come to the Heaven please get in touch to me.
My address is Heaven 1-1. I sent E mail for you if you visit my place.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper for the blade.
NBTHK Hozon Paper for the Kosrhiae.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.