Ordering number: 21026
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Higo Kami Kuniyasu
Sayagaki: written by Dr. Kanzan
Toko Jiten:shinto :Jtyosaku: Oo wazamono:Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold fouled double habaki.
Blade length : 69.3 cm or 27.3 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi:3.03 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.9 cm or 0.748 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 670 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape: The blade is regular width and thickness with suitable sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane: Koitatame had well grained with jinie attach and small O-Hada.
Hamon: From the hamachi, Suguha Hamon and then Choji Midare and Gunome Midare mixed with Sunagashi, Kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is very active hakikake and Kaen style.
Special feature: Kuniyasu was a 3rd son of the first generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke.
The student of the Kunisuke are 2nd generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke,
Musashi Kami Kunitsugu and also Ise Kami Kuniteru.
His sword is very similar to his brother 2nd generation Kunisuke.
Saya :Black roiro saya.
Tsuba: On the round shape iron stub, engraved leaves by Echizen Kinai.
Menuki: leaves are engraved by Shakudo plate.
Fuchikasira: leaves are engraved by Shakudo plate.
From Aoi Art: Higo Kami Kuniyasu made swords
which is almost the same as his brother Kawachi Kami Kunisuke.
He made a few wwords during his life which means
that he helped to make a sword for his brother.
His brother made a lot of swords and high valuation
at that period but Kuniyasu was not so famous.
But I think the quality of his sword is much better than Kunisuke.
Kunisuke sometimes made high-ranking blade but some swords are not.
Kuniyassu made a few swords during his life and careful attention
and not a valuation for making swords I think.
His master Kunisuke’s ranking cutting test is Wazamono
but Kuniyasu is Oo Wazamono cutting test ranking
which is called Honor of indigo（expand master’s technique)
Koshirae is also nice quality. Tsuba is zaikai Kinai and fittings are the same Motif.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price: 720,000 JPY-.