Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Echigo Kami Kanesada (2nd generation)
Shinto : Jyojyo saku high ranking : Oowazamono very high cutting test ranking : Settsu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This 2nd generation Kanesada belongs to Jyojyo sakiu ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 51.3 cm or 20.19 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.26 inches.
Weight of Blade : 520 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular size wakizasi with small sori Kanbun style.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful well grained texture.
Hamon : Niedeki with thick nioikuchi suguha from the Hamachi and then gunome midair and O-gunome midair like Doranba hamon.
In Ha, there are sunagashi and small kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.
Special feature : Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada the Second forged this katana.
It is said that he was born in Mino or Kochi province.
He learned under Kanesada the First at Osaka and later became a son-in-law.
The Second was superior to the First and ranked at O-waza-mono.
Excellent worknanship was on the same level with Tsuda Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai.
This sword is active gunome midair hamon.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.