Ordering number : 18164
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubestu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(2nd generation/Nakakawachi)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 70.45 cm or 27.73 inches.
Sori : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period, Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and relatively thick Katana with small Sori.
The Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie atatch.
It is beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, from Hamachi is Suguha and then Choji Midare, Gunome Midare and Kobushi Choji. Boshi is large round shape.
Special feature: Kawachi (No) kami Kunisuke the Second, commonly known
Naka-Kawachi made 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.
The same thing can be said of Yasusada.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, egg plants are engraved.
Menuki : Shakudo, Ise robster is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi Kashira: Shakudo Nananko, Kiri leaves are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubestu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.