A Kanehide wakizashi

with very nice koshirae & fittings

Shinto 1688-1704 AD

N.T.H.K. Certificate

 

Swordsmith: Kanehide (also known as Kaneteru)

Location: From Mino but made swords in Edo & Osaka  

Period: Shinto; Genroku, 1688-1704 AD         

Approx measurements: Nagasa (cutting edge length):   52.4 cm ~ 21 1/4"   Sori (curvature): 1.5 cm   Motohaba (width): 2.86 cm   

Type: wakizashi

Shape: Shinogi-zukuri

Boshi: Ko-maru-kaeri

Hada: Itame                

Hamon: Gunome-midare   

Mune: iori-mune                 

Nakago: one mekugiana, Ubu

Yasurimei: Kattesgari

Habaki:  gold foil

Signature: Shimosa no Kami Fujiwara Kanehide (下総守藤原金英)

Certificate: N.T.H.K Kanteisho (Important work) 70 pts, 2017 West Coast NTHK shinsa- certificate below, See shinsa work sheet further below.

Koshirae / Fittings: Tsuba- (mu-mei/unsigned) gold inlay work from Higo school;  Kozuka- Ko Goto school (mu-mei/unsigned) with shi-shi dogs, Kogatana- signed "Kinkazan Fujiwara Morimichi" (金花山藤原盛道) with older polish. Fuchi- with two family crests (kamon) on shakudo nanako, Kashira- polished buffalo horn. Saya- textured lacquer with iron kojiri. Note: koshirae along with Kodogu & tsuba have not been submitted to shinsa

 Included: Koshirae, brocade carry bag.

Note: blade is mounted in koshirae. blade has no chips, kizu, minor surface scratching.

 

Certificate translation

kantei-sho (鑑定書) ‒Appraisal

Shimōsa no Kami Kanehide (下総守⾦英)

shōshin (正真) ‒Authentic

nagasa 1 shaku 7 sun 3 bu kore ari (⻑さ壱尺七⼨参分有之) ‒Blade length ~ 52.4 cm

Heisei 29 nen 8 gatsu 4 nichi (平成⼆⼗九年⼋⽉四⽇ ‒August 4, 2017

Nihon Tōken Hozon Kai (⽇本⼑剣保存会) ‒NTHK

No 18515

meibun (銘⽂ ‒Signature: Shimōa no Kami Fujiwara Kanehide

(下総守藤原⾦英)

kitae (鍛) ‒Forging: itame

hamon (刃紋) ‒Hardening: gunome-midare

bōshi (鋩⼦ ‒Hardening in tip: sugu with a ko-maru-kaeri

nakago (中⼼ ‒Tang: mekugi-ana (⽬釘⽳ 1, yasurime (鑢): katte-sagari

bikō (備考) ‒Remarks: Mino province, around Genroku (元禄, 1688-1704)

shinsaʼin natsuʼin (審査員捺印) ‒Seals of Judges: 4 seals

 

 

 

Signature (mei) Translation:

Shimosa no Kami Fujiwara Kanehide

Certificate translation

Higo school tsuba

 

Ko-Goto kozuka (mu-mei)

 

Kogatana:

Signature (mei) Translation:

"Kinkazan Fujiwara Morimichi" (金花山藤原盛道).

 

 

NTHK shinsa worksheet

 

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