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Katana: Kazusa no Suke Kane(shige)

Ordering number : 10220

Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Kazusa no Suke Kane(shige)

shinto:Josaku ranking: Ryo wazamono(cutting test high ranking)
Musashi province.
The blade was polished by nice polisher.
Habaki:silver double habaki.
Blade length : 75.2 cm or 29.6 inches.
Sori : 0.55 cm or 0.22 inches.
Mekugi: 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.09 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.244 inches.
Weight of only blade:710gram.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is suriage nakago
and elf the signature as Kazusa Suke Kane(shige)
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare like Jyuzuha hamon and ashi work.
In Hamon, there are many sunagashi and small kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.

Special feature : Kazusa Kami Kaneshige was working at Echizen province who is called Tsujiuemon and got the title Izumi Daijyo and then got the title of Izumi Kami.
He moved to Edo and achieved considerable fame as a swordsmith.
Kotetsu was a student and learned Gunome midair hamon from his master. This sword is very similar with Kotetsu hamon.
He left many Kinzogan (gold inlay cutting test) swords.
Well known samurai Doudou Heisuke(hirsute) who was working at Shinsengumi no 8 captain was holding Kaneshige because of cutting well sword. He studied sword technique as Hokushin Ittoryu and loved cutting well sword like Kaneshige.

Koshirae : well balanced Koshirae.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba, landscape is engraved:Busyu Jyu Masatsune.Late Edo period:genuine.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo plain plate, a peony flower is engraved with gold color.
Saya :On the brown colored saya, many lined are painted.
Menuki : :On the syakudo plain plate, a peony flower is engraved with gold color.

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)