Katana : Echigo kami Kanesaada (2nd generation)

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature: Echigo kami Kanesaada (2nd generation)

Shinto: Jyojyo Saku ranking: Oowaza mono cutting test ranking. Settsu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kanesada belongs to Jyojyo saki ranking.
The blade has high quality polished applied.
Blade length : 71.7 cm or 28.23inches.
Sori : 1.3cm or 0.51inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.2inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26cm or 0.89inches.
Kasane : 0.79cm or 0.31inches.
Weight of only blade: around 855g
Era : Edo period Circa Enpo(1673-1681)
Shape : It is wide(3.1cm) and thick nice Sakihama. The Kissaki is long and thick nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hadaw ell grained with beautiful Osaka Jigane steel.
Hamon : Nie Deki with deep Nioiguchi suguha hamon. It is tempered from the hamachi which gradually
becomes Gunome Midare, O-Gunome Midare and deep Nioi Doranba line.
There are partly some sunagashi and fine kinsuji works appearing. Boshi is round and Hakikake style.

Special feature : Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada the Second forged this wakizashi.
Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada the First is known as an Osaka shin-to swordsmith born in Yamato province
and learned under Iga (No) Kami Kanemichi the First. Kanesada was ranked as a Ryo-waza mono.
It is said that the Second Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada 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.
After retirement, though practically gave the swordsmith name Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada
to his real son Yamada Iwamatsu, the Second Kanesada continued forging sword under
the name of Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane. It attracts our interest that he almost dated
with this sigtature although he rarely did it as Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada.
This sword was forged at the age succeeded first generation Kanesada.
At that period he made wonderful swords for demanding high ranking samurai and Daimyo.
At that period peaceful age, many sword makers competed each other for demanding few swords.
So, many sword makers made quite rich swords for demanding samurai and rich merchants.
This blade is very healthy wonderful Doranba hamon. We strongly recommend this nice sword for you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 2,500,000 JPY-


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