Wakizashi : Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi(NBTHK Tokubdetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 23689

Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubdetsu Hozon Token)

Title: Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi
銘: 出羽大掾藤原国路

Shinto Excellent Workmanship: Wazamono: Yamashiro
(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: Gold foiled Single Habaki.
Blade Length: 45.1 cm or 17.75 inches
Curvature: 1.1 cmor 0.43 inches
Mekugi Hole : 1
Width at Base: 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches
Width at 41 cm from Base: 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches
Sword Weight: 500 grams
Period: Edo period, around Kanbun era
Shape: This sword has a broad body, thick kasane (blade thickness), well-proportioned
Nikuoki(thickness of the blade at the back), and a slightly deep curve with an extended kissaki (point). It exhibits a well-balanced form.
Jihada (Grain Pattern on the Blade Surface): Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi’s skin texture is coarse, and the grain pattern is clearly visible.
Hamon (Temper Line): Nie Deki, Gunome Midare Hamon.
Boshi is Midarekomi and small round shape.

Characteristics: Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi’s blades are known for their coarse
jihada and three suji-hatamoto (three parallel hamon lines). This distinctive jihada and
hamon are highly favored by many people. While the hamon is influenced by Yamashiro
swordsmiths, it has a pointed gunome pattern and a deep nie, creating a unique and
appealing charm.

From Aoi Art: Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi was a disciple of Horikawa
Kunihiro and had a distinctive hamon with a three-suji style kissaki. Some of his works
may resemble those of the first-generation Tanba swordsmiths. His blades include both
Soshu-den and Yamashiro den characteristics. The ornate works showcase exceptional
craftsmanship, while the Niedeki Gunome midare blades exhibit variety and enduring
appeal. We highly recommend considering this sword.

NBTHK Tokubdetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:600,000 JPY-.

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