奥州住兼定
Oshu Ju Kanesada
Godai Aizu Kanesada Wakizashi
SCHOOL Aizu Kanesada
PERIOD Edo Jidai: Circa, Kanbun 1661-1673
PAPER/CLASSIFICATION NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Nintei-sho 1974 
MEI "Oshu Ju Kanesada"  
TOKOTAIKAN RANKING 2.5 Million Yen
FUJISHIRO RANKING Chu Jo Saku
FORM Wakizashi
NAGASA 54.5 cm
SUGATA  Shinogi-zukuri
SORI Tori-zori
SORI MEASUREMENT 0.6 cm
KISSAKI Chu-Kissaki
KISSAKI MEASUREMENT 3 cm
MUNE Iori mune
KASANE 7 mm
MOTOHABA 3.1 cm
SAKIHABA 2 cm
NAKAGO CONDITION Ubu
NAKAGO SHAPE Standard with irayamagata jiri  
MEKUGIANA One
YASURIME  Sujikai



Hamon :   Nie-deki notare midare. There are ko-choji formations mixed in. Ko-ashi and yo can be seen.

Boshi :   Ko-maru and hakikake with a short return.

Kitae :   Itame with abundant ji-nie and chikei. The jigane is slightly hada-tachi overall.


About this sword :   This is a fine wakizashi by Oshu Ju Kanesada. This is the 5th generation of the Aizu Kanesada line. He lived in Iwashiro as did the other members of this mon. He received the honorary title of "Omi no Daijo" in 1688. The Hoshina family ruled Aizu from 1643 through the Edo period. This Kanesada is recorded as working for the Hoshina begining in 1666. So based on this blade's mei, it probably dates to the time of 1666-1668. He entered priesthood in 1707 and signed "Kanesada Nyudo" from then until his death in 1713.

This sword has a Kanbun sugata. This is the classic shalow-sori and tapering mihaba shape of the late 1600s. The blade is in nice old polish and is healthy. There are no kizu and the nakago is ubu with one ana.

This blade has an antique silver foil habaki and an old shira-saya. It is also accompanied by a 1974 NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper. A nice example of the Aizu Kansada line with a text-book Kanbun shinto shape.

$3250





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