Shinto : Josaku high ranking : Echizen province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 16.5 cm or 6.49 inches.
Sori : No Sori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.31cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 1.98 cm or 0.77 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : The shape is called Sasaho Yari elegant shape.
Jitetsu : Masame hada well grained hadatachi jigane (masa nagare) with jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie structure suguha with koashi attached.
Special feature : Chikugo no kami Kanenori is swordsmith of Echizen province.
He engraved the signature as "Echizen koku ju Kanenori" or "Kanenori".
His blade is Gunome Midare or Suguha with Ko-Ashi.
Jigane is like this blade. Sometimes he made Masame-Hada.
This blade is wonderful Masame blade.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 120,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)