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Katana: Kanewaka(Shirouemon) 3rd generation.

Ordering number : 13340

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature: Kanewaka(Shirouemon) 3rd generation.

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 66.5cm or 26.19inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi: 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.96cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane : 0.69cm or 0.27inches.
Weight of only blade:710g
Era : Edo Enpo period(1673-1681)
Shape : The tang is cutten about 4cm. It is wide and thick
with ample sori. Kissaki is long feeling.
Jitetsu :KOitame had well grained with jinie attached.
It is clear and beautiful jitetsu.
Hamon : Nie base gunome style with mixture of hako midare
(block shape hamon) and kogunome.
There are some ash and ha seen in the ha.
There are many activities in the ha. The boshi is notare
style with a curve sansaku style end.

Special feature : Kanewaka( Shirou uemon) was born as the first son of second generation Kanewaka.
After his father's death, he has got the name of third generation kanewaka. His style is hake midare with
nugome mix. His piece is famous for hako-midare hamon and mixture of nioikuchi. It is very wild looking piece.
Unlike his typical swords, as those with active sunagashi and masa flow, this sword is very calm looking yet there
are activeness in the piece. The shape is rather wide and in good balance.
Much of his characteristics are seen in this piece.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Mokko style iron tsuba with grass,
dragon fly design engraved and inlayed with gold.
It is Echizen style tsuba.
Fuchikashira :Shakudou nanakoji with a pair of
mandarin duck engraved and inlayed with gold
Saya : Black roiro saya
Menuki : Two lions are engraved and inlayed with gold

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 800,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 784,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)