Wakizashi: Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada

Ordering number : 19543

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)

Signature : Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada

(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.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 38.78 cm or 15.26 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 380 grams.
Era : Edo period around the Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with nice Sori.
There is an engraving of a dragon, Sanscrit and Goma Bashi.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi.

Special feature:This is a fine work of Izumi (No) Kami Kunisada the First.
He is known as the father of a famous swordsmith Inoue Shinkai.
Usually this Kunisada is called Oya-Kunisada. Oya means to 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. 
Kunisada forged this one around Kan-ei era that was the most active and substantial period in his life.
Another piece forged in the same period approved a Juyo-bijutsu-hin, an important art object.

Koshirae :
Saya : Kawarinuri Saya.
Tsuba : Iron, chrysanthemum is engraved.
Menuki : Shakudo, a horse is engraved with silver color.
Kojiri: Shibuichi, a monkey is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Kurikata: Silver Nanako.

From Aoi Art: The blade is gorgeous.
The Jigane and Hamon are so nice.
The Koshirae is not so splendid. But it is a unique design.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price : 2,600,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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