Gendaito by Kanehiro 兼弘 Isaji 伊佐治- Award wining swordwmith of Seki
Almost new Iaito with Hibori
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<Swordsmith and sword feature>
Kanehiro 兼弘, real name Isaji Osamu 伊佐治督 was born in 1941 and studied under Takaba Hidetada 高羽秀忠 and Kita Sadahiro 喜多貞弘.
He lives and forges swords in Seki city, Gifu prefecture and has won 8 Nyusen awards in Shinsakuto competition.
This sword was originally made and sold by us as a Giheiya Original Shinsakuto a few years ago.
Despite its stout feature, it has a light weight and takes a good balance which also helps to give a very light feel to the users. When we checked this sword, we noticed that Bohi creates a very pleasant sound.
Considering the blade & Koshirae condition which seems almost new, it was never used for Iai practice since we sold it.
This is definitely a recommendable Shinken for Iai practitioners.
It has an ordinary blade weight, Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune. The curve is Toriizori style and the blade top is Nakamine.
There are Katachiri Bohi(thick groove which extends to shinogi,leaves flat space only on Mune side) on both side of the blade.
<Hada - Forging>
The jihada (body of the sword) is a tightly forged Koitame and coarse Jinie(darkish crystal)granule attaches on the surface.
<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hamon is Juka Choji(a double layered Choji) based on Nie deki, Suna-nagashi shows it's flowing sand-like pattern while Ginsuji(whitish silver line) runs through on the cutting edge where brilliant nie white crystals attaches abundantly.
Kinsuji also shows up in the Hamon.
Boshi- temper line of the tip is Notare Komi and turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.
<Nakago - Tang>
The Tang is Ubu(original) and has Sujigai file marks. Nakago end is Kurijiri shape.
Solid silver single piece Habaki in Shonai style.
<Koshirae - Mountings>
please check the detail pictures.
Tsuba: Higo style iron base tsuba with gold inlay(Nunome Zogan) of a motif of Wisteria.
Fuchi Kashira: Higo style iron base set with a motif of Wisteria gold inlay(Nunome Zogan).
Kojiri: Higo style iron base Kojiri with gold inlay(Nunome Zogan) of a motif of Wisteria.
Menuki: With the engravings of Japanese arms
Tsuka: Covered with ray skin with Oyatsubu and wrapped with black suede in Morohineri-maki style.
Saya: Kuro-ishimenuri - a rough textured black lacquerer finish. A 19cm reinforced plastic guard was inserted inside Saya starting from Koiguchi on the cutting edge side.
Polish: There are a few tiny, thin rusts however they will be disappear after a traditional, proper maintenance using Uchiko and clove oil.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: None.
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|Blade length||71.5cm/ 2'4"/ 2shaku 3sun 6bu||Tsuka length||24.5cm / 9.65"/ 8sun 8rin|
|Curvature - Sori||1.7cm/ 0.67"/ 5.6bu||Mekugi (Pegs)||1|
|Blade Bottom Width||34.0mm/ 1.34"/ 1sun 1bu||Blade Bottom Thickness||6.5mm/ 0.26"/ 2.1bu|
|Blade Top Width||25.0mm/ 0.18"/ 1.5bu||Blade Top Thickness||5.0mm/ 0.2"/ 1.6bu|
|Weight||Blade only: 680g / 1.5lbs
Without Saya: 980g / 2.16lbs
|Inscription / Signature||Front: Kaneiro Tsukuru 兼弘作
Back: Heisei 20nen Nov.(2008)
|Registration in Japan|| 8 Jan 2009
Gifu Prefecture Board of Education