Ordering number : 18222
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Kunisuke (1st generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 45.6 cm or 17.95 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.33 cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.52 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanei era.
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi. The Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is single round Yakisage style.
Special feature: Kunisuke was born in Ise province.
Kunisada continued to 3rd generation. First generation Kunisuke decided
to study under the Kunihiro and went with his friend first generation Kunisada.
But according to the recent study, the studied under the Konitomo who was
a student odf the Kunihiro. in fact their swords looks Kunitomo
After the Kunihoro passed away, they moved to Oosaka
and made many swords and educated many students.
Kunisuke educated his brother second generation Kunisuke,Higo
Kami Kuniyasu and Ise Kami Kuniteru and so on.
Saya : Kawarinuri Saya.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba, flower is engraved with open work.
Menuki : Shakudo, braid is engraved with gold color.
Kurikata: Shakudo, gourd is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, birds are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The resson why first generation Kunisuke is popular is natural
style not artificial shape. This blade is also healthy and nice shape.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.