Ecchu Kami Kanekuni (2nd generation) Wakizashi + NBTHK

Japanese Wakizashi with excellent koshirae attributed to the Ecchu Kami Kanekuni (2nd generation) incl. NBTHK. 


This is a genuine Japanese Wakizashi with excellent koshirae attributed to Ecchu Kami Kanekuni (2nd generation) of the Yamato tradition. The Wakizashi is forged around the Edo period Enkyo era (1744-1748).  

The condition is very well and the wakizashi comes with koshirae and is in fine polish.

The hamon starts with suguha from the hamachi and runs into gunome midare with nie-deki. The hamon is very bright and is beautiful.  An ubu style flawless blade with a nice looking sori. It is a regular size wakizashi but it looks very healty and strong. The chu kissaki is on the big side. A robust looking wakizashi with Nagareru and clear Jigane. You can find some nice hataraki in the hamon and the jigane is handforged tamahagane with well grained ko-itame Hada with with jinie (sprinkled with crystals). One mekugi ana in the Mumei Nakago. The nakago includes a mei (signature) from Ecchu Kami Kanekuni. It is a blade without kizu (flaws).


On the  nice looking tsuba you can see a frog sitting on the lotus leaf in shakudo. The tsuba has a mei also: Nishijin Jyu Umetada. The fuchi and kashira fare looking great on the handachi style tsuka with Katatemaki ito or (battle wrap). A black roiro saya with nice design. 

The Kogatana (little knife) is located in the side pocket of the saya. The Kozuka is a small handle of the Kogatana and shows a ferry boat with a samurai.


Nagasa of blade length: 49.2 cm
Sori :1.2 cm
Width at the hamachi :3.07 cm
Width at the Kissaki : 1.2 cm
Kasane : 55 mm  

This Japanese Wakizashi is authentic, and the matching NBTHK papers attesting the quality and authenticity.

Inclusive whole Oshigata. Oshigata is used by Japanese appraisers since before the Japanese middle ages, to record all the metallurgical activities in the steel of a Japanese sword that make it unique to any other sword.

When handling a Katana, one should consider the following few tips:

  1. Never touch the blade with bare skin! If the need arises for handling the blade, be sure to use a silk cloth. Only handle the munesuji. One may do this, by holding the tsuka in one hand and resting the munesuji on the silk cloth with the other hand. When viewing the sword the blade (Hasaki) should face upwards.
  2. During handling of a katana, avoid breathing or talking directly over the blade! Moisture may cause blemishes or pitting on the steel surface.
  3. Never place the sword on its point (kissaki)
  4. During exchanges, or passing of a katana from one person to another, do not point the blade's tip at the person receiving the sword, nor have the blade(Hassaki) facing upwards.
  5. Before passing a katana to another person, it is best to cover the blade with its saya!