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Kanasada

Product No.

WA-003  (兼定)  Kanasada. 3e Generation.

Sword type

Wakizashi.

Omote/Mumei

Attributed to: Izumi no Kami Kanesada. (3rd gen). 和泉守兼定

Ura

n/a empty.

Province, area

Mino.

Era

Late Koto, early Shinto period.

Date

+/- 1552-1650.

Teacher

Kanasada

Dimensions

Nagasa

44.5cm

Sori

1.40cm

Motohaba

2.62cm

Sakihaba

1.93cm

Munekasane

0.67cm

Nakago

12.1cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate

n/a

Other certificate

n/a

Rating

Chu Jo Saku.

Condition

Good

Polished

Yes.

School

Seki school

Sharpness

O wazamono

Item Details

Shape

Nice, as well formed blade with ratehr large Sori for a Wakizashi.

Jihada

Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.  Osaka Jigane.

Sugata

Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide on base, extremely thick in Kasane and there is massive volume in Hiraniku. 

Kissaki

Chu kissaki.

Kitae

Kitae-hada is clear Itame-hada (wooden grain) of which Hiraji surface is covered in sparkling Ji-nie that generates darkish Nie lines so called CHIKEI activity. The blade steel is vividly clear and bright.

Hamon

NIe base suguha. There are gunome midare toward the kissaki. There are deep nioiguchi. Many activities in the ha such as sunagashi and kinsuji. Itame hada tatsu (with at one site masame) with the impression of tsuri on the omote. side.

Horimone

n/a.

Bōshi

The temper of the tip forms a straight regular line, a medium circle turns back almost connecting to a Muneyaki temper spot. Bushi is round ended.   

Nakago

Ubu, Takanoha file marks. Ha-agari Kurijiri.

Mekugi-ana

1 mekugi ana.

Habaki

A double copper base, silver foiled Habaki.

Koshirae

A nice old authentic Koshirae with matching Sword fittings. 

Shira-saya

The blade is polished and stored in Shira-saya.

Additional Information

The steel is an expertly forging piece of craftmanship with an elegant itame hada tatsu (with at one site masame) with the impression of tsuri on the omote side. The pattern of hard cut is expertly made. Remarkable the presence of hataraki in the form of sunagashi and even kinsuji. The nioguchi is clear, continuous and adequate thickness. Intreressant is also the pronounced saki sori. With a view to the various togari in the hamon, the long kaeri and the high upstanding shinogi does all reminds me of the style of a NO SADA blacksmith (Izumi no Kami Kanesada) of the province of Mino.

History

Some of Kanesada’s blades looks like Sukehiro’s blades during his youth.

 

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