Ordering number: 19222
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho paper)
Signature : Kawachi Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation)
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono Settsu.
(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 single habaki.
Blade length : 55.2 cm or 21.73 inches.
Sori :0.2cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.99cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.93cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword: 545 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.1661.
Shape :The blade is rather long and wide with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Ko Itame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Osaka texture.
Hamon :From the hamachi, suguha hamon and then gunome CHoji midare
and kobushi choji mixed with ashi work soft nioikuchi.
Special feature:Kawachi (No) kami Kunisuke the Second, commonly known Naka-Kawachi made this wakizashi.
From the brilliant hamon, he is also called Shinto-Ichimonji.
He come into forging sword around Keian era,
in the mid-seventeenth century and passed away in 1698.
It is said that he created Kobushigata-choji hamon, fist-shaped temperline.
It won applause at that time and still has great appeal in modern times.
Kunisuke’s sword has a tendency curved slightly.
The same thing can be said of Yasusada.
This wakizashi shows elegant workmanship of Konie-deki
with deep nioi-kuchi though the ara-nie is a weak point of Kunisuke the Second.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo, landscape and horse are engraved ith gold color.
Menuki : Kiri Mon is engraved ith gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo,crythanthemum is engraved ith gold color.
From Aoi Art : Second generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke created
a unique kobushi Cyoji midair hamon made a first original hamon.
The era of Kanbun has a background of decreasing demand for swords.
so It may be said that the time when the research was most advanced
because there was a tendency to produce a bright and beautiful swords in order to sell.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.