Ordering number : 17615
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada
(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.
Blade length : 69.0 cm or 27.16 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.92 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
It is beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Hakikake style.
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.
Koshirae : Han-Tachi Koshriae.
Saya : Black Ishime-Ji Aoigaichirashi Saya.
(there are small damaged around the end of Saya)
Tsuba : Mokko shaoe Shakudo Nanako Tsuba, dragon and clouds are enhtaved with gold color.
Menuki : Shakudo Nanako plate, the Kiri mon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Kurikata: Kojiri: Shakudo Nanako plate, the Kiri mon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:
The blade is typical Kunisada work. The Koshirae is also nice.
The Kunisada has good reputaion cut well sword and Shinto jyojyo saku ranking sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.