Katana: Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Kunikiyo(1st generation)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS09059
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)( NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)(Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu)

Signature : Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Kunikiyo(1st generation)

(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.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 69.2 cm or 27.24 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : about 3cm Suriage and Machiokuri.
Wide and thick with shallow sori
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.

Special feature: Kunikiyo studied from famous Kunihiro at Kyoto.
After that he changed the name to Kunikiyo and moved to Fukui at Kanei era. His sword jigane looks like Horikawa Kunihiro style zanguri jigane. I think he was studying at Kunihiro. Generally He made suguha hamon.

Koshirae :
Saya : Black color Ishime Ji Saya with red color
Tsuba : Round shape Iron Tsuba with openwork.
Menuki : Shakudo, flower is engraved with gold color.
Kurikata: Shakudo plate with family crest.

From Aoi Art: From the signature, this blade was made by Kunikiyo the 1st generation. The blade has Machiokuri. But itself is so nice. Especially the Yamashiro Jigane is excellent. The Hamon is also nice and bright.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price:800,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction






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