Wakizashi: Izumi Kami Kunisada

Order number : 16615

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Izumi Kami Kunisada

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.

The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade length : 44.24 cm or 17.42 inches.
Sori : 0.48 cm or 0.19 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era. (1661~1672)
Shape : Wide, thick, shallow curved blade with long Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko-itamehada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Suguha changes to gunome Midare from Hamachi to Kissaki.
Sunagashi, Kinsuji waork well and Boshi turns round shape.

Special feature:This is a fine work of Izumi (No) Kami Kunisada the First. He is known as the father of a famous swordsmith Inoue Shinkai. Usually this Kunisada is called Oya-Kunisada. Oya means parent in Japanese. Kunisada the First was born in 1590 in Hyuga province, present Miyazaki pref. He became a pupil of Horikawa Kunihiro at Kyoto. Kunisada went to Osaka and trained many excellent pupils. It has been an accepted opinion that he was the founder of Osaka-Shinto. Kunisada was approved as the Izumi (No) Kami in 1623. He passed away 1652.

NBTHK Hozon paper (waiting for paper to be published)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

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Price : 700,000 JPY-. (shipping costs not included in price)

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