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.
Mei: mumei Date: MANEN (1860-1861)
Nagasa : 27 "
Width at the ha-machi: 30.4mm
Width at the yokote: 20.9mm
Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.4mm
Hamon: gunome midare
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.
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.
DEN KASHU KANESHIGE
Length: 2 shaku, 2 sun, 7 bu
April 28, 2007
Mei inscription: Mumei
Hamon: Gonome midare
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 .