Wakizashi in Koshirae(Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Inshu Ju Fujiwara Kanesaki
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This nshu Ju Fujiwara Kanesaki belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
habaki:copper double habaki.
Blade length : 50.6 cm or 19.92 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.99 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thich with deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Notare Ha with Ko-Ashi. Boshi is round sheop.
Special feature : The founder of the Kanesaki started from late Muromachi oeriod to late Edo period.
The Insyu Kanesaki made swords at many places.
I think this sword was made at Genroku era because of the shape of the blade.
Koshirae : The Koshirae looks Inaba koshirae.
Tsuba :On the brass round shape Tsuba, willow tree is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira :On the iron plate, cheree floweres are engraved with gold and silver color.
Saya : black kawanuri saya.
Menuki : a lobster is engrabed by copper.
Historical background: Edo Genroku era was peaceful age and merchants work vividly and powerful.
(We guarantee this blade will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested. The NBTHK Shinsa fee will be 27,000JPY.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.