Ordering number : 18196
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsau Hozon Paper)
Signature :Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi.
Shinto : Jyojyo-saku : Wazamono : Yamashiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyoJyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 69.4 cm or 27.32 inches.
Sori :1.27 cm or 0.5 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.925 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Early Edo Manji era.(1658-1661)
Shape : The blade is regular width, thickness
with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada and ooitame hada well grained
with jinie attach and chikei work
it is visible to see the texture well.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi area and then active gunome
midare with sunagashi, kinsuji scatter in Ha.
Habuchi is soft feeling and boshi is sansaku style.
Special Feature : Born around 1576 in Yamato province,
Kunimichi the First learned under Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi and Horikawa Kunihiro.
It is thought that Kunimichi was designated Dewa Daijo in 1614 to 1615.
His latest work was 1657. Most of his swords show fascinating hamon with strong Nie and Nioi.
This elegantly-proportionedsword shows distinctive features of his workmanship.
Especially the texture of jitetsu outstrips one of his masters Horikawa Kunihiro’s.
Saya :Brown black color kawarinuri saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape syakudo tsuba, painted by gold color.
Menuki : frags are made by syakudo plate.
From Aoi Art : Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi made many swords in his long life,
and his swords are loved by many sword collectors for Soshuden.
This work is very healthy and resembles Kunihiro in Jigane.
Koshirae is nice well balanced with sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.