Katana – Kaneshige – Shinto Period – 1655 – 1663

This sword is signed on the nakago, ” Kazusa no Suke Fujiwara Kaneshige ” and still retains it’s original length. It is in old polish but looks fresh, showing the beautiful hamon of notare and gunome midare with Nie-deki, Kinsuji and sunagashi. The blade measures 27.1 inches along the cutting edge with a nice curve ( sori ). Kaneshige swords are considered ” good sharp sword ” as Ryo Wazamono.  Kaneshige is listed in Hawleys, page 215, KAN2268 and is assigned 80 points.

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