S133. Wakizashi Signed Kashu Kanenaga, with Paper
S133. Wakizashi signed Kashu Kanenaga Saku and with hozon paper from the NBTHK dated 2010, attesting to the signature and specifying Shinto (this would be earliest Shinto).
Nagasa: 17″ 43.1 cm.
Sori: 1.8 cm.
Moto haba: 3.9 cm.
Moto kasane: .65 cm.
Saki haba: 2.9 cm.
Saki kasane: .5 cm.
Nakago nagasa: 5″ 12.4 cm.
Overall in shira-saya: 25 1/4″ 64 cm.
This is a very broad wakizashi with a strong sori, wide bo hi on both sides, and a long chu kissaki. The hada is fine and tight ko itame; there are a few spots with a hint of slightly coarse grain. The hamon is exuberant gunome midare with tons of sunagashi and kinsuji, all covered in ara-nie. There are numerous spots of isolated temper above the hamon (yo). There is a marked difference in the width of the yakiba (hardened area) as the hamon progresses along the blade; in places it is high and in others low, approaching the edge but never runs off. The boshi is quite complex with ko-maru and a longish kaeri. The boshi covers nearly all of the kissaki. Other than the hint of coarse grain, this is flawless.
In polish with a silver foil habaki and well made shira-saya in great condition. 2 pounds. $1,750.