Ordering number: 19487
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature :Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi
Shinto: Jyojyo-saku : Wazamono: Yamashiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Single copper Habaki.
Blade length: 58.18 cm or 22.90 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.32 cm or 1.30 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 3.00 cm or 1.18 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era: Edo period. around the Kanei era.
Shape: Wide and thick blade with small Sori. The Kissaki is O-Kissaki.
Jigane: Itame Hada well grained with jinie attach and chicken work
Hamon: Niedeki suguha active gunome with thick Nioikuchi.
There are sunagashi, kinsuji scatter in Ha.
The boshi is sansaku style.
Special feature: Born around 1576 in Yamato province, Kunimichi
the First learned under Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi and Horikawa Kunihiro.
It is thought that Kunimichi was designated Dewa Daijo from 1614 to 1615.
His latest work was in 1657. Most of his swords show fascinating Hamon with strong Nie and Nioi.
Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi was a top-ranking student of the Kunihiro.
He made a lot of swords during his long life.
He was making swords from Keicyo era to Kanbun era for the first stage,
he named Kunimichi and got the title of Dewa Daijyo.
Seki school Kanemichi was a master of the Kunimichi, kanemichi, Masatoshi and so on.
From Aoi Art: Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi made many swords in his long life,
and his swords are loved by many sword collectors for Soshuden.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.