About the Blade
12th generation of Kanesada (12代兼定)
Forge Date
1867 CE
Current Sword Length
Current Blade Hamon (Historical)
Current Location
Hijikata Toshizo Museum, Hino (Tokyo)
Public Viewing
- April 1 - May 20, 2018
- October 7-15, 2017
- April 2 - May 21, 2017
- April 3 - May 15, 2016
Blade Appearance
  • He was asked to be made only after the Shinsengumi earned popularity and Kondo noted that they should have better weapons to maintain their charisma. While Kondo resolved to find a Kotetsu for himself, Hijikata seeked for a Kanesada. He did find a swordsmith from Kanesada school, and asked to be made a tachi which had similar characteristics to his wakizashi (Horikawa). This might be the reason Izumi and Horikawa looked similar to each other.
  • One theory goes that Izuminokami wasn't used during Hijikata's last battle in Hakodate, but instead got sent back to his hometown along with a photo taken there a few days before the battle. The one Hijikata used is a sword made by Sukesada of Bizen Osafune school.
  • He was mentioned in a letter Kondo sent to his hometown on 1863. It is not known if Hijikata had 2 Kanesada swords althought the possiblity he had 2 swords are not high. [1]
  • Originally classed in game as a Tachi until 2015/07/22