Kozuka: (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : Kanehara Isso (Kao)
Length : 9.79cm x 1.44cm ( 3.85inches x 0.57inches)
Jidai(era) : Late Edo period to Meiji Priod
Special feature: Copper plate Ishime-Ji Kozuka with bat design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Kanehara Isso, his name Senzo, was born in Kishu or Wakayama prefecture now. Later on he has moved to Kyoto and become the student of Goto Ichijyo family which is when he was allowed to use the name Isso. He then becomes the sword smith of Kishu Tokugawa.
The copper plate of this work is calm with bat design. It is quaint piece of Isso.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.