Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kaneshige
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 59.4cm or 23.38 inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.81 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.83 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Circa Kanbun
Shape : It is regular width and thickness. It is long shape wakizashi.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attahced.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome midare with deep nioiguchi. Ashi is well attached.
Special feature : Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kaneshige is Echizen province and worked
for Yanone maker who was called Tsuji Sukeuemon.
He made swords also and got th tytle Izumi Daijyo and then changed to Izumi Kami
who worked for Dodo Izuminokami.
He was a master of the Kotetsu.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.