Kanewaka (Kashu)

KANEWAKA katana middle Edo period;

mei: “Kashu Ju Kanewaka”
sugata: katana, shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, sori 1.4 cm, medium kissaki;
nagasa: 65.00 cm; motohaba 2.95 cm, sakihaba 2.41 cm, kasane 0.64 cm;
nakago: suriage kiri tip, three mekugi ana, but retains full go-ji mei:
hamon: gunome midare that undulates, angle downwards, some look ko-choji, with nie-deki;
boshi: jizo style with medium kaeri;
Jitetsu: small itame hada with good grain with blackish ji-gane;
[Mino-to p. 107/223]
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)
Probably third generation of Kanewaka in Kaga no Kuni and of Enpo era (1673)
Blade has elegant shape, but appears that nagasa is shortened and machi moved.

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