Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Motte Nanban Tetsu Chikugo Kami Fujiwara Kanenori
Echizen Ju Nakabiki
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kanenori is Jo saku.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 50.2cm or 19.76inches.
Sori : 1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun
Shape : It is wide and thick with good meat.
There is nice Sori. Kissaki is long and nice shape.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie Deki Ko Gunome Midare with some Gunome Midare mixed.
Boshi is round and Hakikake style.
Special feature : Chikugo Kami Fujiwara Kanenori is said to be a son of Kanenori
of Sanami school which moved from MIno province.
He has moced to Ichijyodani and made sword.
He curved unique and interesting signatures.
The meaning of the signature 鉄引 is not known but it may be one of plant name.
He was influenced by Echizen Yasutsugu
and has also used western iron to produce swords.
It is strong and healthy work.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.