Ordering number : 18383
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubestu Hozon Paper)
Signature : HIGO KAMI KUNIYASU.
Shinto: Jyo saku : Oowaza mono cutting test ranking: 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 by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 50.03 cm or 19.69 inches.
Sori : 0.95 cm or 0.37 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.00 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with suitable sori and regular kissaki.
On both sides of the blade, engraved bo-hi.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :From Hamachi, suguha hamon and then Choji midare, Kobushi Cyoji
and akso gunome midare mixed with long ashi soft nioikuchi hamon.
Boshi: notare and round shaoe and Yakisage style.
Special feature : Kuniyasu was a 3rd son of the first generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke.
The student of the kkunisuke are 2nd generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke,
Musashi Kami Kunitsugu and also Ise Kami Kuniteru.
His sword is very similar with his brother 2nd generation Kunisuke.
Saya : Black color Saya, with Chirashi. Sayajiri is covered with iron.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba,
Namako(sea cucumber) is engraved with open work.
Menuki : person is engraved.
Fuchikashira, iron plate, Ukai(fishing with cormorants) is engraved
with gold, silver and copper color.
From Aoi Bijyutsu: Higo Kami Kuniyasu made swords
which is almost same as his brother Kawachi Kami Kunisuke.
He made a few swords during his life which means
that he helped making sword for his brother.
His brother made a lot of swords and high valuation
at that period but Kuniyasu was not so famous.
But I think his swords quality is much better than Kunisuke.
Kunisuke sometimes made high ranking blade but some swords are not.
Kuniyassu made a few swords during his life and careful attention
and not valuation for making swords I think.
We recommend this sword for you.
Koshirae is middle class not bad.
Aoi Art estimation Paper : NBTHK Tokubestu Hozon Paper