Order number : 17093
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature :Kawachi Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation, Naka Kawachi)
Shinto.jyo saku:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Settsu province.
(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 color double habaki.
Blade length : 71.6cm or 28.2inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.472 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.1 cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27cm or 0.894 inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.874inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide
and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitanme hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Osaka jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi and then Choji midare Kobushui
Choji midare hamon. Boshi is round shape. In Hamon, thwre are
sunagashi and Kinsuji scatter.
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.
This wakizashi shows elegant workmanship of Konie-deki with deep nioi-
kuchi though the ara-nie is a weak point of Kunisuke the Second.
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, Amida files are engraved
with some design open work.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, kiku flowers are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate,
shell are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi-Art:It is said that 2nd generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke made
Kobushigata cyoji midare hamon on the beautiful oosaka
Jigane. This blade doesn’t appear muchi Kobushi cyoji midare
but we cansee the almost sama as Kobushi cyoji midare hamon.
The hamon looks like rather artificial Hamon but welcomed by many samurai. The blade is nice jigane and also fantastic Cyoji midare hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.