Ordering number: 19567
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada
Sayagaki: Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada
Blade leng 2Shaku3sun4bu
written by Dr. Kanzan.
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Owazamono: Settsu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 70.8 cm or 27.87 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.23 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword: 765 grams.
Era : Edo period around the Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with Jinie attach.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is a beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with many Ashi and Yo.
The Ha is bright. This is a copy of Rai school.
Boshi is round and Hakikake style.
Special feature: Izumi (No) Kami Kunisada the First made this wakizashi.
He is known as the father of a famous swordsmith Inoue Shinkai.
Usually, this Kunisada is called Oya-Kunisada.
Oya means to 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 has approved as the Izumi (No) Kami in 1623.
He passed away in 1652.
From Aoi Art: At a glance, the Hamon looks like Rai school.
There are some small Kizu. But it is not so serious.
Generally, Oya Kunisada has small Sori, likes Kanbun Shinto style.
But this blade has large Sori, this sword feels like a copy of an old sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.