Wakizashi:Echigo no Kami Kanesada(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (Consignment Sale)

Ordering number:24157

Wakizashi: Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (Consignment Sale)

Signature: Echigo no Kami Kanesada

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This piece is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for Echigo no Kami Kanesada.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade Length: 54.3 cm (21.38 in)
Curvature: 1.2 cm (0.47 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.21 cm (1.26 in)
Width at the Tip: 2.15 cm (0.85 in)
Thickness of Rim (Kasane): 0.62 cm (0.24 in)
Sword Weight: 560 grams
Era: Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape: Wide and thick with shallow curvature, a well-proportioned and stretched point.
Jigane: Well-kneaded small itame hada, making it a fine jigane.
Hamon: Small nie with soft and deep nioiguchi in a midare pattern with large midare and toranba mixed, making it a flashy work reminiscent of Tsuda Sukehiro.
The boshi also turns back deeply and roundly.

Features: Sukehiro, known as “Marutsuda,” was successful in creating works with deep nioiguchi during his time, which influenced various swordsmiths, especially Echigo no Kami Kanesada, who diligently learned and successfully replicated Sukehiro’s style.
This wave pattern was favored by many samurai. However, in the Edo period, Mizushinji Masahide admired this dynamic wave pattern and produced a significant number, but they were prone to breaking due to this flamboyancy, and he started to create works with smaller midare or straight patterns. However, these blade patterns were not favored by consumers. Still, there seems to be a demand for his earlier toranba pattern works even today.

Tsuba: Mokko-gata iron tsuba with raised ears depicting mountains, rivers, and the sun peeking from a mountain top.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo with a high relief of chrysanthemum flowers.
Saya: Black roiro saya.
Menuki: Shakudo with raised chrysanthemum flowers painted in gold.
Kozuka: Brass with a fish scale ground.
Kogatana: Signature present with a midare blade pattern.
Sekigane: 2 pieces made of pure copper with fine gold plating.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This piece comes with koshirae.
Moreover, the wakizashi is a beautiful piece with a dynamic wave pattern, and we highly recommend it.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
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