Gendaito Signed (Sako Kaneshige no saku)
l The blade has grace figure with the deep Sori curvature.
l Hamon temper lines and Boshi lines are very clear and eye-catching.
l The blade is well polished and is in good condition.
l The blade is very well forged and has wonderful forging grains.
l Mei signature: (Sako Kaneshige no saku)
l Kaneshige was a swordsmith in Seki town around 1930s. This sword was traditionally forged. There is a Japan sword registration paper and only traditionally forged swords are examined and then allowed to register.
Jidai date: around 1930s. Sugata structure: Shinogi-zukuri
Mune: Iori-mune. Boshi head: O-maru. Kitae hada: Nashiji hada. l Hamon temper line: Midare irregular temper lines
Nakago tang: Kiri. Yasuri-me: Takano-ha. Mekugi hole: One
Habaki collar: Single piece gold plated copper.
l Cutting Edge Length: 64.6 cm (25 1/2")
Moto-haba: 30 mm. Saki-haba: 22 mm
Moto-gasane: 7.8 mm. Saki-gasane: 5.5 mm
Sori curve: 15 mm. Kissaki point: 35 mm. Nakago tang length: 22.2 cm (8 3/4inÂ). Shirasaya fitting: 96.5 cm (38")
Tsuka handle: 26 cm (10 1/4").
Bare blade: 748 g (1.65 lb)
When fit in Shirasaya fitting: 1,114 g (2.46 lb)
The blade is well polished and is in good condition with some scratches and flaws, which are not fatal. There are some marks mainly in Shinogi-ji, which are very emphasized with lights in dark room (refer to the close-up photos below) but are not so seen in actual view. The Shirasaya fitting is in very good condition with normal wears seen in items of this age
Price : NOT FOR SALE