Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Kocho paper) (guarantee : NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed as Kanekage
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Silver and gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 48.03 cm or 18.9 inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.73cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.86 cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable curve and long Kissaki, Ubu Mumei nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame Hada well grained with Jinie attach and beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome Midare up and down active Hamon.
In Hamon, there are many Sunagashi, Ashi, Yo and also Kinsuji Scatter. Boshi is active Midarekomi style.
Special feature: The founder of the Kanekage started during Nanbokucho to later Muromachi period and the stream continued up to Edo period.
At a glance, the blade seems to be similar to Shizu school or Kanenobu but the Yasurime (rasp) on Nakago is Takanoha (hawk’s feathher) style so the blade must be forged around later Muromachi period.
Jigane is very good and also Hamon is very active. We recommend this sword for you.
Saya : Many stripes lacquered on black Roriro Saya.
Tsuba : maidenhair leaf engraved open work on round shape iron Tsuba with rim covered by Shakudo plate.
Menuki : Cicada engraved on Shakudo plate.
Fuchi: Ears of rice plant engraved with gold color. Kashira : Made from horn.
Kozuka : Shishi dogs are engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
NBTHK Kocho paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.