Ordering number : 18122
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Tsuba:NBTHK 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 sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 47.8 cm or 18.81 inches.
Sori :1.35cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Wakizashi.
The Kissaki is relatively long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautidul Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Notare Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.
The Habuchi is soft. There are Ko-Ashi.
Boshi is around Midarekomi style.
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 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 and red color Saya.
Tsuba :Mumei(Ko Shoami)(NBTHK Hozon Paper)Mokko shape iron tsuba with gourd
and distinctive Itomaki(spool) design engraved in openwork. It is classical style iron tsuba.
Menuki : Noshi design is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Butterfly and wave are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : This blade is typical Kunisada.