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Katana : Kashu Ju 2nd generation Kanewaka


Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Kashu Ju 2nd generation Kanewaka
Enpo 5 nen 8 gatsu Kichijitsu.(August 1677)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kashu Jyu 2nd generation Kanewaka belongs to Jyojyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki :Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 67.87 cm or 26.72 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : 5th year of Edo Period 1677
Shape : It is wide and thick sword with shallow sori. Kissaki is long end. NIce shape katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with masame hada appearing. There is jinie well attached and chikei activity. It is elegant jigane.
Hamon: Nie deki. There is box like gunome midare appearing.
It is deep nioiguchi Doranba. In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Notare round Hakikake shape.

Special feature : Kashu Ju 2nd generation Kanewaka is called Matasuke.
He inherited the family name Tsujimura from his brother Kagehira.
He passed away in 1677 at age of 66. This blade was made in year of his death.
Exceptionally, this blade is nice. We guess that he made this blade by using all his strength.
The polish is also very nice. The beautiful Masame Hada appeared.
This is typlical kanewaka's blade. We recommend this blade very much.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape Iron Tsuba, wave and dragon are engraved with gold color. There are Signatrue "Jyakushi".
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, wave and dragon are engraved.
Saya : Red color Heneri-Kizami Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo, dragon is engraved.

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

Price : 1,450,000 JPY-