Ordering number : 16093
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper) (Consignment sale)
Signature : Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku,
Jo saku and regular saku)
This Kunimichi belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
Shinto : Jojo saku ranking : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Yamashiro.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 39.9 cm or 15.7 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the Hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Kasane : 0.80 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Edo period around Genwa to Kanei era. (1615~1645)
Shape : Wide thick blade with shallow curve.
Jitetsu : Koitame-hada well grained with Mokume-hada mixed, Jinie attach very deeply with Chikei working.
Hamon : Nie-deki Notare with Gunome mixed
Special feature : Nie-deki Notare with Gunome mixed.
Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi is a most famous smith as a student of Horikawa Kunihiro.
He kept forging during his long life so we can see many blades.
He has born around 1576 and the last blade we can see is forged at 1657.
At first he engraved his signature as ‘Kunimichi’ and after he got title ‘Dewa Daijo’ around 1614~1615.
He is a linage of Kanemichi and Boshi of his Hamon turns Notare original style which is called ‘Mishina Boshi’.
We can find similar Boshi with Ecchu Masatoshi, Tanba the first generation and Iga Kinmichi.
Most blades forged by Dewadaijo Kunimichi comes similar to Sodhden style.
Jitesu of his blades becomes Zanguri style with Masanagare.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,600,000 JPY-. (shipping costs not included in price)