Ordering number : 18238
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : KAWACHI KAMI KUNISUKE (2nd generation)
Shinto: Jyo saku Wazamono cutting test ranking. 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 is polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki: gold wrapped double habaki.
aki :Blade length : 45.6 cm or 17.95 inches.
Sori :1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.665cm or 1.04 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.6cm or 1.02 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Manji era.
Shape : The blade is regular width thickness
with deep sori and longer
kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained
with jinie attach qite nice fantastic Jigane.
Hamon :From the hamachi, suguha start and then Cyoji midare and togari
cyoji midare work In Hamon, ashi and yo work.
Boshi: notare and round shape.
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 which looks like first generation Kunisuke.
Saya :Marachite is used on the saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape fantastic syakudo plate, tigers are engraved.
Menuki : A fan is engraved in gold color.
Fuchikashira: Syakudo plain plate.
From Aoi Art:This sword is 2nd generation Kunisuke and looks like 1st
generation nice calm elegant jigane and hamon.
Koshirae is also fine Saya and Tsuna.
Back ground of age:At Kanbun 8, marchi 15th,
Tokugawa Syogun ordered to tha murchants not posses
Japanese swords excelt Samurai and sword craftmen.
So ,many sword makers obliged to abolish their making sword business.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.