Ordering number: 22087
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Satsuma Kami Kaneoka(attributed as Settsu/Shinto)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin Kanteisyo. NBTHK tokubetsu Hozon touken.
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper single Habaki with gold painting
Blade length:45.3cm or 17.89inches.
Sori:1.06cm or 0.41inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.11cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.25cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane:0.73cm or 0.28inches.
Era: The Teijun era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deeper Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is finewith Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare. Ashi and Ha work in Hachu. Bright and uneven. Boshi
turns back round. Yaki of Shinogiji is left.
Special feature: Kaneoka made swords actively in Seijun era, and was born in Settsu. He had made many qualified swords, but never was popular. It is probably because he had ended his sword smith life before he became popular, even if he learnt sword making by famous master.
From Aoi Art: Bright Gunomemidare says that this sword smith is very skilled. The smoky and bright Hamon is marvelous.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta