Ordering number: 22374
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(2nd)
Shinto: Jyo saku: Wazamono: Settsu
(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:70.8cm or 27.87inches.
Sori:1.1cm or 0.43inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.2cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.0cm or 0.78inches.
Kasane:0.8cm or 0.31inches.
The weight of the sword:850grams
Era: The Manji era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with slightly deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well. Osaka-Jigane.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi, after that Ko-Gunomemidare and Kobushi(fist)-Chojimidare. Nioikuchi is deep and finally becomes softer Gunomemidare. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke is a son of 1st, and we have also 3rd, so sometimes he is called Naka(middle) Kawachi. He was so skilled he had ever made enormous number of swords in his life. He was very good at Choji-ba, so some people call him Shinto Ichimonji. Moreover, he made his original Choji, which looks like human fist, Kobushi-Choji, so he was also called as the same as his Choji name. He passed away on the 21th of August, Genroku 11.(1698)
From Aoi Art: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(2nd) is a son of the 1st, he flourished by his gorgeous Kobushi-Choji. Later he started to make Niedeki works. This work has very clear Kobushi Choji, everything is in order, beautiful Chojiba made by the 2nd. Nioikuchi is bright, we truly recommend this one. Additionally, Mei is very well-engraved, it is astonishingly beautiful.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta