Ordering number : 15391
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
(Guarantee: NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper)
Signature : Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada(first generation)
Shinto: Jyo jy 0saku: Oo wazamono cutting test ranking:Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 65.88 cm or 25.93 inches.
Sori : 1.36 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular size with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful oosaka jigane.
Hamon :Konie deki cyoji midare and gunome midare with ashi.
Inside of the Hamon, sunagashi and small kinsuji work.
Sspecial 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 in 1652.
Kunisada forged this one around Kan-ei era that was the most active
and substantial period in his life. Another piece forged in the same period
approved a Juyo-bijutsu-hin, an important art object.
Kunisada was born at Nissyu Tensyo 17th as a son of the Gorouemon yoshimitsu.
and muved to O-saka as a student of the Kunihiro who is same place of Kunisada.
He moved to Oosaka with his friend who worked at the same place Kunihiro student.
He got the tytle Izumi Kami at Genna 9th(1623)
His subject is very similar with first generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke.
The blade will be very fine Jignae if the blade will be polished.
Saya :Black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape syakudo plate, shells are engraving gold color.
Menuki : Kiri mon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
(Guarantee : NBTHK Tokobetsu Hozon paper)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,400,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)