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Katana, Shirasaya, Koshirae
Inshu Kanesaki
[ Signature ] omote : "因幡國住藤原兼先"  ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 69.8cm (2 shaku 3 sun 0 bu 3 rin), sori 1.7cm (5 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 3.15cm, moto-kasane 0.70cm, saki-haba 2.11 cm, saki-kasane 0.42 cm, mekugi-ana(hole1) 1, blade weight 691.5g , shirasaya length 103cm
[ Period ] Edo "江戸"
[ Province ] Inaba "因幡"

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. There are some differences between moto-haba and saki-haba. High sori attached. Chû-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yarurimes are taka-no-ha. Saki is iri-yama-gata. One hole.
Jigane : Itame-hada. Some changes mixed. Jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Sugu-ha tone. Ko-gunomes mixed. Ashis appeared. Ko-nie attached. Kin-sens and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Form is ko-maru. Saki is haki-kake form.

Koshirae : kawari-nuri-zaya uchi-gatana koshirae ; tsuba : futatsu-hiki (two slash lines) and paulownia ; fuchi-gashira : design of flowers (shakudo nanako-ji) ; menuki : design of stirrups (shakudo katachi-bori, gold iroe) ; kougai : design of Japaense quince and kara-hahana pattern (shaku-dô, nanako-ji) ; tsuka : wrapped morotsumami maki technique using black threads.
(e.g. 変塗鞘打刀拵 : 桐に二つ引文鐔(鉄透かし)、花文縁頭(赤銅魚々子地)、鐙図目貫(赤銅容彫金色絵)、五瓜に唐花文笄(赤銅魚々子地)、黒糸諸摘巻(正絹))

[ Highlight ]
The item included on the "Showa Sword Masterpiece Book" (Murakami Kosuke, Ozankaku, Showa 54).
It is also known as the "Nie-kobore Kanesaki (e.g. "沸こぼれ兼先"). Blackish ground iron with nie and chikei. に、It is a straight-edged blade with a tight boder between blade and base iron and fine changes. The blade has a fine nie and a brilliant pattern. It is a well-balanced sword with a high sori. Kanesaki was an Inaba swordsmith of the Hiki clan, and the same name was inherited from the first generation of swordsmiths around Keicho until the Shin-shin-to period. This work is thought to date from the mid-Edo period.

[ Conditions ]Old polish with slight clouding and scabbard rubbing. However, the blade is sound and can be preserved and appreciated in its present condition. The koshirae is in good condition.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (shakudô, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, koshirae, bag of koshirae, NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper "特別保存刀剣鑑定書"(issued 28th August Reiwa 2(2020)) and Toen-sha paper "最上作認定書"(issued on 16th April Showa 53(1978)). Item in the "Showa master Swords Book"(e.g. "昭和刀剣名物帳")






[ Item number ] A140421 [ Price ] JPY 1,200,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included in the price)

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