Ordering number : 17676
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kawachi Kami Kunisuke
(second generation)(naka kawachi)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
shinto:Jyosaku ranking: Wazamono cutting test ranking.
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 70.6 cm or 27.79 inches.
Sori :1.06 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.19cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of the blade: 710grams.
Era : Edo period Manji era.(1658)
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori
and regular Kissaki.
The blade is engraved bo-hi on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful clear oosaka jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi area and then cyouji midare,
Kobushi cyoji midare mixed soft Habuchi.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Kawachi (No) kami Kunisuke the Second,
commonly known Naka-Kawachi forged this katana. From the brilliant hamon,
he is also called Shinto-Ichimonji.
He come into forging sword around Keian era,
in the mid-seventeenth century and passed
away in 1698. It is said that he created Kobushigata-choji hamon,
fist-shaped temperline. It won applause at that time
and still has great appeal in modern times.
Kunisuke’s sword has a tendency curved slightly.
Saya :Aogai chirashi saya.
Tsuba :On the syakudo nanako plate,
the rim is covered by gold color fukurin.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, a samurai is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, matsu tree
and men are engraved with gild color.
From Aoi Bijyutsu.The blade is gorgeous Kobuchi Cyoji midare hamon
and soft feeling nioikuchi hamon.
Unfortunately the sword has some rust spots above Habakimoto,
but recently it is rather difficult to look for 2nd generation Kunisuke.
The Koshirae is nice and beautiful.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.