BoJ Katana #008: Shinsakuto by Kanehisa 83618Be the first one to write a review
Shinsakuto (recently made) Nihonto by Kanemisa of Noshuju Kanehisa Sakukore. Made in 1992 and being sold off at a previously impossible price. Almost as new condition - normally would cost over $10K to commission it from new.
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Made from Tamahagane steel in spring of 1992 this Shinsakuto (modern era sword) was hand made by contemporary nationally recognized Masters of Japanese Cultural Arts and Master Japanese Swordsmith Kanehisa, Noshuju Kanehisa Sakukore.
The blade has a slightly longer nagasa of 2shaku 4 sun 4 bu (29.2"/74.2CM) with a clearly tempered Suguha with Notare hamon, making it an ideal choice for slightly taller than average practitioners. Despite being nearly 30 years old, it has been very well preserved and cared for and is in exceptional overall condition.
The blade is complimented by custom made koshirae consisting of an iron Kizuku Toru wheel themed tsuba with brass Fuchigashira, silver habaki and seppa, gold frog themed menuki (the main part of the sword that is slightly tarnished), black ito over white full rayskin wrap - and is completed with a black glossy saya with silk cord purple sageo.
It is very rare that you could even pick up a bare blade in Shirasaya for this price, never mind a sword that has been fully mounted up in new custom made Koshirae. To commission such a sword now would easily cost $10,000+ (usually a Shinsakuto is more expensive to commission than buying a comparable antique) - but such is the state of the Japanese economy that it is a buyers market, and this sword is now available for pennies on the dollar of what it's real value is.
Only a standard Juho-token-tui-torokosho is included with this sword as it is not an antique and the smith is still active. Truly amazing value for money - a recently made premium quality Japanese Shinken at a lower price than most antiques - this one is certain to be snapped up fast..!