Ordering number : 15648
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature :Osaka Izumi Kami Kunisada
Shinto: Jyojyosaku: Owazamono: Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Izumi Kami Kunisada belongs to Jyojyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.2cm or 28.03inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.13cm or 1.23inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01cm or 0.79inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.28inches.
Era : Edo Kanei period.
Shape : around 3cm Suriage machiokuri.
It is wide and thick work and kissaki is long. It is healthy katana.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. Osaka jigane.
Hamon : Nie deki with deep nioiguchi.
Gunome midare with mixture of choji midare.
There is much difference in the height of the hamon.
Sunagashi and kinsuji activities appearing.
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 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.
This is wide and thick helathy. We recommend this good condition work.
From Aoi Art:The blade is small suriage but the whole signature is mentioned on the tang.
The blade is healthy and high ranking sword Jyo Jyo saku, Oo wazamono cutting test ranking and the price is quite reasonable.
We strongly recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.