Signature: Mutsu no kami Kaneyasu (Shinto, Josaku. Settsu province.)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52.56 cm or 20.69 inches.
Sori : 1.29 cm or 0.50 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.90 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.85 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Early Edo period. About Shoho era.(about 1644)
Shape : This blade is rather massive Wakizashi with rather deep Sori and rather long Kissaki.
Jitetsu : Very tight Ko-itame, with much Jinie attach, and Chikei attach.
Hamon : Aroung Hamachi is Suguha. Upper part is Notare and Gunome mix with wide Nioikuchi.
There are many Sunagashi and Ashi. This Hamon reminds us waves of sea.
Special feature : Hidari Mutsu no kami Kaneyasu was a swordsmith in about Shoho era.(about 1644).
It is thought that he was left-handedness.
On the surface, this blade’s Hamon looks like Koto.
And the blade quality is very nice.
Unfortunately, there is rough skin part around 10 cm from Hamachi.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.