Inaba no kuni Kanesaki Katana
Inaba no kuni Kanesaki Katana
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- Age : 1831, Tempo era (1830-1844)
- Location : Inaba
Swordsmith : (因幡国妙一峰雪入道兼先) Inaba no kuni Myoitsu Hosetsu Nyudo Kanesaki
- Length: 78.3 cm (30.83 inches)
- Curvature (Sori): 1.8 cm (0.71 inches)
- Mekugi-ana (peg hole): 1
- Moto-haba (Base width): 3.2 cm (1.26 inches)
- Moto-kasane (Base thickness): 0.9 cm (0.35 inches)
- Saki-haba (Tip width): 2.2 cm (0.87 inches)
- Saki-kasane (Tip thickness): 0.65 cm (0.26 inches)
- Scabbard (Sheath) Length: 110 cm (43.31 inches)
- Blade Weight: 1166.2 g (41.12 oz)
- Habaki Weight: 38.5 g (1.36 oz)
- Handle Weight: 193.5 g (6.82 oz)
- Handle Width: 28.5 cm (11.22 inches)
- Tsuba (Hand guard) Weight: 152.8 g (5.39 oz)
- Tsuba Height: 8.6 cm (3.39 inches)
- Tsuba Thickness: 0.45 cm (0.18 inches)
- Overall Length of the Sword with Handle: 114.5 cm (45.08 inches)
In the realm of Japanese blades, the Inaba no Kuni Myoitsu Hosetsu Nyudo Kanesaki represents a lineage of exceptional craftsmanship and historic significance. This magnificent blade from the esteemed Inaba domain, present-day Tottori prefecture, is a proud testament to the deep-rooted traditions of sword-making.
This blade, weighing an impressive 1166g (41.12 oz) and spanning slightly over 78.3 cm (30.83 inches), is a rare find. The white sheath, inscribed by Bizen-shi, ensures its authenticity and quality. Such swords, surpassing a kilogram in weight with an accompanying pristine sheath, are indeed a rarity. To possess a blade of this magnitude and significance is to own a piece of Japan's intricate history.
The name "Kanesaki" resonates deeply in the annals of Japanese sword-making. Originating from Inaba, the title has been carried down through eight generations, from the Edo to the early Meiji period. This particular blade was crafted by the seventh-generation Kanesaki, whose birth name was Heki Yazaburo. He hailed from the Mino Kanesaki lineage, having apprenticed under Kanemoto during the late Muromachi period, in the early to mid-16th century.
The prestige and rarity of this blade, with its historical connections and superb craftsmanship, make it an invaluable addition to any collection.
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Customs and Taxes
・Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
・Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.
・These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up - do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
Shipping and Return
- Swords are shipped from Tokyo, Japan. We manage all the procedures to export the sword.
- You can't return sword to Japan because procedures are too strict.
- We work with a shipping company that have experience with Nihonto so you don't have to worry.
- Please check the rules of your country before importing the sword. We do not take any responsibility, including (not limited to) refund, due to the above reasons.
Export Procedure (We manage it)
・All our swords are registered in the Agency for Cultural Affairs as artwork and The Board of Education(Cultural properties protection Committee); therefore each sword has the registration card, issued by the Board of Education.
・After receiving the full payment of the items,we return the registration card and get the permission from Ministry of Cultural Affairs to export the swords legally from Japan. It will take about 20 business days to do this procedure.
・After the receiving the permission, we will inform you by email and send the items immediately.