This is a very well forged Daito made by Kanesada in the Genroku era(1688-1704). The overall shape of this sword is very elegant and has a lovely curvature. The sword has been submitted to the NTHK and passed shinsa with higher level Kanteisho papers. This is a diamond in the rough and it is recommended to be professionally polished. The hada is a fine itame and can be seen through out. The hamon is a vibrant gunome choji midare that is very well done and shows many hataraki/activity within it. It is literately peppered with Ara-nie and ko-nie. Sunagashi appears. This longish sword is ubu and comes mounted in an older shirasaya. Kanesada is a very well respected name and many smiths went by this name but this sword is signed specifically as ” Noda Guro Fujiwara Kanesada “. This swords signature makes it very interesting and is not common to find. The Mino swordsmiths were renowned for making very good cutting swords and these blades were well sought after by the samurai of the day. This Daito is a fine collectable example from the early Shinto period.
A few words on the condition of this very collectable sword:
We recommend highly that this sword be polished. The areas on the blade that are stained and have rust should polish out without a problem. This sword fully polished will more than likely have absolutely no blemishes and be spectacular to view. After polishing this sword we recommend it to be put into koshirai for the new owner. We strongly feel that this will be a highly prized Daito after restoration and mounting into samurai mounts.
- Mei: Noda Guro Fujiwara Kanesada
- Date: Genroku (1688-1704)
- Nagasa: 27 3/8 inches
- Sori: 21.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 30.8 mm
- Width at the yokote: 19.6 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm
- Construction: shinogi-zukuri
- Mune: iori
- Nakago: ubu
- Kitae: itame
- Hamon: gunome/choji
- Boshi: maru
- Condition: old polish
Asking price: $4,500.00
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-643.
Name: Robin L. Rielly
– koto period
– bingo prefecture
– Mihara school
Address: 20 Chalfont LN, Manchester Township, NJ 08759-7302