Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Shuryushi Kanemasa saku kore Tameshigiri
Toyama-Ryu Soshihan Nakamura Taizaburo Wazamono Nintei
Hansi 8 dan Juyo Kinen Shibamoto Akira. Showa 54nen 3 gatsu hi.
Exlanation: Shuryushi Kanemasa made this blade.
Mr. Nakamura Taizaburo did Tameshigiri and recognized the blade as Wazamono.
Mr. Nakamura Taizaburo is mater of Toyaka-ryu.
As a memorial Mr. Shibamono Akira has passed the grand master 8th dan in March 1979.
(Toyaka-ryu : established in 1925 by Nakamura Taisaburo, is a modern sword-drawing. test-cutting system.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Shuryushi Kanemasa belongs to Jyo-saku ranking.
Habaki: Single silver Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 68.6 cm or 27.00 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Showa 54nen (1979)
Shape : Wide and thick blade. There is Bo-Hi and Soe-Hi on both side.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with Ahi. Boshi is Midarekomi style.
Special feature : Kanemasa was born in 1923 at Seki in Gifu prefecture,
Kanemasa was apprenticed to Morita Kaneshige. Kanemasa tried to make Tama-hagane
by himself in his youth and continued to study. In the postwar Japan,
he got Doryoku-sho prize and Nyusen prizes at the annual sword making competition held by the NBTHK.
In 1997, Gifu pref. appointed the method of tempering sword called Mino-den
an important intangible cultural asset simultaneously Kanemasa
and the other four swordsmiths keeping high technique.
This piece has wild activities in the ha. It is ideal for high quality Iai battou.
He was a grandmaster of cutting tester Toyama school.
He tried to cutting test by this sword and approved as Wazamono cutting test ranking.
The sword was Tameshigiri by Nakayama Taizaburo. and judged as cut well sword as Wazamono ranking.
The sword is nice balance and well grained Jigane and also Hamon.
Tsuba : fold down the corner of the iron Tsuba, some designe with silver color.
Fuchi: Shakudo, one line is engraved with copper color.
Saya : Black Ishime Ji Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.