Ordering number : 17666
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada (first generation)
(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 wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 58.5 cm or 23.0 inches.
Sori : 0.5cm or 0.2 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05cm or 0.8 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.275inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular width and thickness
with small sori which is called Kanbun shape
and longer size wakizashi almost sword length size.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained
with jinie attach beautiful nice oosaka jigane.
Hamon : Nie deki suguha from the Hamachi
and then gunome midare up and down.
Boshi : Round shape.
Special feature:Izumi (No) Kami Kunisada the First made this wakizashi.
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. Generally he made long swords.
Koshirae : Higo Koshirae.
Saya :On the black roiro ishimeji saya, wind wide stripes are engraved
which is made by blue shell powder.
Tsuba :On the mokko style iron Tsuba, Ume and Matsu
tree are engraved open work. middle Edo period.
Menuki : Japanese mushroom is engraved by syakudo plate.
From Aoi Art: This wakizashi length is almost same long as same sword.
The sori is not much so it is typical Kanbunshape.
The Hamon is active Gunome midare hamon shinto Jyo Jyo saku
Oowaza mono cutting test ranking sword.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.