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Kaneshige Tachi

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Katana Kaneshige Den with NTHK Certificate mounted in Tachi koshirae  

This katana is very well made long blade with lots of hataraki/ activity in the hamon which is a gunome midare.  Very well forged  itame hada, the boshi is midarekomi. Nakago is ubu with 2 mekugiana.

Kashu school is well known and the workmanship in this sword clearly shows a well made sword from the Kashu Kaneshige school.  

This blade comes in an excellent Tachi koshirae dating back to the Meji,Taisho er. The saya has the Tokugawa Aoi mon and Gosan kiri mon.  It is very nicely lacquered with all matching quality tachi metalwork fittings, done in a very detailed katakiribori. The menuki are Tokugawa Aoi mon. The sarute is a clasped hand motif.

(Kashu) Kaneshige

Mei: mumei  Date: MANEN (1860-1861)

Nagasa : 27 "

Sori: 20mm

Width at the ha-machi: 30.4mm

Width at the yokote: 20.9mm 

Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.4mm

Construction: shinogi-zukuri

Mune: iori

Nakago: ubu

Kitae: itame

Hamon: gunome midare

Boshi:  midarekomi

KANESHIGE, Kaei 1848-1854), Kaga Province Signed as  Kashu Kinpu-jo Yasue-Ohachiman-sha no hen-ju Kinoshita Jinnojo Kaneshige saku€¯, made by Kinoshita Jinnojo Kaneshige who lives in the vicinity of Kaga Kanazawa Yasue-Hachiman shrine€¯), Kashu ju Fujiwara Kaneshige.
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His real name was  Kinoshita Jinnojo and the son of the 8th gen  Kanehisa, he changed his name from Kanehisa  to Kaneshige, it is said that he received the honorary title Ise no Daijo  in the sixth year of Ansei (1859) but no such signed blades are known, he died in the second year of Bunkyu 1862, worked in dense ko-mokume, Itame hada. Hamon notare mixed with a hako-midare-like gunome, Ranked chujo-saku. 

NTHK CERTIFICATE

DEN KASHU KANESHIGE

SHOSHIN

Length: 2 shaku, 2 sun, 7 bu

April 28, 2007 

Mei inscription: Mumei 

Kitae;  Itame 

Hamon: Gonome midare 

Boshi: Midarekomi 

Nakago: 2 mekugiana, yasurime O-sujikai 

Remarks:  Around MANEN (1860-1861), Kaga no Kuni 

This sword comes polished in a shirasaya.  The mounts have a wooden tsunagi .

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