Ordering number : 14883
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 45.45 cm or 17.89 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and small chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki active Gunome midair with thick nioikuchi and soft feeling Habuchi.
Special feature : Izumi (No) Kami Kunisada the First made this wakizashi.
He is known as the father of a famous swordsmith Inoue Shinkai.
Usually this Kunisada is called Oya-Kunisada. Oya means parent in Japanese.
Kunisada the First was born in 1590 in Hyuga province, present Miyazaki pref.
He became a pupil of Horikawa Kunihiro at Kyoto. Kunisada went to Osaka
and trained many excellent pupils. It has been an accepted opinion
that he was the founder of Osaka-Shinto. Kunisada was approved as the Izumi (No) Kami in 1623.
He passed away in 1652. This sword is typical Kunisada.
Jigane is well grained and active hamon are quite nice.
His subject is very similar with First generation Kunisuke.
I think they were studying at master Kunihiro .
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.