Ordering number : 20177
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon)
Signature: Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 54cm or 21.2inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.94cm or 1.15inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1cm or 0.8inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword 555 grams.
Era: Edo period Kanei era
Shape: Wide and thick blade with regular Sori and longer Kissaki. Nice shape sword
Jigane: Koitame-Hada well grain and Jinie attached beautiful Osaka Jigane
Hamon: Niedeki, Deep Nioi-kuchi. From Hamachi, Suguha then deep Nioikuchi
Gunome-Midare. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work. Boshi deep Nioikuchi turn back round.
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.
Saya :Black Roiro twisted Saya
Tsuba :Round Tsuba. Dragon is engraved. Mei: Juro-shya Tosai
Menuki : Copper plate. phoenix is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: Iron plate
Kozuka: Syakudo Nanako plate. Shishi is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: Mino Kami Fujiwara Omichi
From Aoi Art: in my opinion, this sword is one masterpiece of Izumi
Kami Fujiwara Kunisada. The Quality is very good and
deep Nioikuchi Gunome-Midare work. Boshi is also deep Nioikuchi, round Hamon.
Tsuba and Kogatana have Mei, Koshirae is also good.
Aoi Art estimation paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper