Gendaito by Seki Ju Kanetoki 関住兼時
Giheiya Original Shinsakuto, Ideal for Tameshigiri 試斬
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<Swordsmith and sword feature>
Swordsmith Kanetoki 兼時 was born in 1980 to a famed swordsmith Kojima 小島 family in Seki city. His father is second generation Kanemichi ２代兼道 and his grandfather was the first Kanetoki 兼時.
We ordered our polisher to give a special Togi- a professional polishing in order to create an incredible sharpness.
The Togishi cautiously polished this blade especially at the tip where he changed the polishing angle by a millimeter and all his efforts resulted in this fantastic sharp blade as you can see in the pictures below - it is capable to cut bamboo and Tatami Omote (rolled mats).
This sword is also a nice piece for Japanese sword collectors to appreciate the Jihada with beautiful Nie 沸 mixed with Masame 柾目.
It has an ordinary blade weight and a width, Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune 鎬造り庵棟. The curve is Toriizori style 鳥居反り and the blade top is Nakamine 中峰.
<Hada - Forging>
The jihada (body of the sword) is a Itame 板目 with running tendencies and coarse Jinie(地沸 darkish crystal)granule attaches on the surface.
<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hamon is Gunome with Ashi 足 activities.
Boshi- temper line of the tip is Midarekomi(wavy) and turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.
<Nakago - Tang>
The Tang is Ubu(original) and has Sujichigai file marks 筋違い鑢. Nakago end is Kurijiri shape.
Solid silver single piece Habaki with Yujo pattern.
<Koshirae - Mountings>
please check the detail pictures.
Tsuba: Iron base Tsuba with motifs of horse and cherry blossoms.
Fuchi Kashira: Higo style solid silver set with the engravings of cherry flower on a stone texture surface.
Kojiri: Higo style solid silver piece with the engravings of cherry flower on stone texture surface.
Menuki: Solid silver piece with engravings of cherry flower.
Tsuka: Covered with ray skin with Oyatsubu and wrapped with black suede in Morohineri-maki style (new Tsuka wrapping).
Saya: Kai Chirashi Saya(lacquered Saya with small pieces of seashell) with 15cm bakelite reinforcement inserted starting from Koiguchi on Ha side.
Polish: Freshly polished.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: None.
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|Blade length||75.0cm/ 2'5.5"/ 2shaku 4sun 7bu||Tsuka length||27.6cm / 10.9"/ 9sun 1.1bu|
|Curvature - Sori||1.8cm/ 0.7"/ 5.9bu||Mekugi (Pegs)||1|
|Blade Bottom Width||34.0mm/ 1.34"/ 1sun 1.2bu||Blade Bottom Thickness||8.0mm/ 0.3"/ 2.6bu|
|Blade Top Width||26.0mm/ 1.02"/ 8.6bu||Blade Top Thickness||7.5mm/ 0.3"/ 2.5bu|
|Weight||Blade only: 1.050g / 2.3lbs
Without Saya: 1.380g / 3.04lbs
|Inscription / Signature||Front: Seki Ju Kanetoki Tsukuru
Back: Heisei 28nen Uzukibi
|Registration in Japan|| 11 April 2016
Gifu Prefecture Board of Education