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About the Blade
Swordsmith
12th generation of Kanesada (12代兼定)
Forge Date
1867 CE
Inscription
?
Current Sword Length
70cm
Current Blade Hamon (Historical)
?
Sheath
?
Current Location
Hijikata Toshizo Museum
Public Viewing
- April 2 - May 21, 2017
- April 3 - May 15, 2016
Blade Appearance
History
  • 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]
Miscellaneous
  • Originally classed in game as a Tachi until 2015/07/22

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