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Naginata : Sunshu Ju Kanesada


Naginata in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature: Sunshu Ju Kanesada.
Meireki 3 Nen 2 Gatsu hi.

The blade was polished
habaki:gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 45.8 cm or 18.03 inches.
Sori : 2.8cm or 1.10 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Early Edo Meireki era.
Shape : The Naginata is rather long healthy blade.
Jitetsu :item hada well grained with jinie attach masanagare with chili work.
The jigane is visible to see the texture.
Boshi is round shape hakikake style.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and Notare mixed with ashi, Yo scatter in Ha and also
nice kinsuji and sunagashi work.

Special feature : Sunshu Ju Kanesada was working at Suruga province.
But he made few swords during his life.
So he left few posthumous work I think.
But this Naginata is good shape longer size and also nice Jigane , Hamon.
The blade looks Koto feeling like nice Sue bizen sword like Yoso daemon Sukesda. The Hamon is high quality Kinsuji, ashi and Yo.The sword maker is not well known.
From the The signature and Uramei Meireki era,we can understand his
can-do attitude. We strongly recommend this Naginata for you.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

price:JPY 280,000-.