Ordering number : 20580
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature :Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimuchi (first generation)
Shinto: Jojo Saku: Wazamono: Yamashiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword : Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimuchibelongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by good polisher.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 73.4 cm or 28.89 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.22 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful terxture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha hamon with small ashi and Yo work.
Boshi is notare hamon and Yakisage 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-proportioned wakizashi shows distinctive features of his workmanship.
Especially the texture of jitetsu outstrips one of his masters Horikawa Kunihiro’s.
Kunimichi ,There are 2 kinds of sword style elegant gentle jigane and active itame hada sosyu style.
This sword is elegant gentle wonderful Yamashiro jigane and suguha
with small ashi and Yo work in Hamon like Rai school.
This sword is like Koto rai style nice jigane,and hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.