Katana:Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(1st)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 24064

Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(1st)

(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.
habaki: Silver double Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:71.4 cm or 28.11inches.
Sori:0.7cm or 0.27inches.
The hamachi:3.05cm or 1.20inches.
Kasane:2.04cm or 0.80inches.
Width at the Kasane:0.8 cm or 0.31inches.
The weight of the sword:825grams
Era: The Kanei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with shallow Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitamehada is very dense with Jinie. Beautiful Osaka-Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki, shallow Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Ashi works well. Sunagashi and Kinsuji come in Hachu.

Special feature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke was born in Ise and his surname was Kobayashi. He was originally a servant of Nagato Kami, but after Nagato family ruined, he moved to Kyoto to become a swordsmith. He became a pupil of Horikawa Kunihiro there. He made many swords which resemble early Kunisada works. He passed away on the 30th of May in Shoho 4. He succeeded to Kawachi Kami before Kanei 3. It is said that he was taught by Echigo Kami Kunitomo, who was also a pupil of Kunihiro.

From Aoi Art: This work has approx. 3cm Machiokuri, but Jigane is dense and elaborate with mild Gunomemidare. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work well in Hachu.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata 

Price:1,200,000 JPY-.

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