Wakizashi:Kawachi Kami (cut after that)(judged as Kunisuke the 2nd)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS22171
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Kawachi Kami (cut after that)(judged as Kunisuke the 2nd)
河内守 以下切(国助二代)

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.
habaki: Gold colored Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:54.4cm or 21.41inches.
Sori:0,7cm or 0.27inches.
Mekugi:2
Width at the hamachi:2.77cm or 1.09inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.2 cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane:0.66 cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:500grams
Era: The Manji era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with shallow Sori and Chu-Kissaki. Bohi on the both sides.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well to be beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare mixed with Chojimidare and partially Kobushi Choji. Ashi works well. This is well-made work by Kawachi Kami Kunisuke the 2nd. Mei is cut after Kawachi Kami, but there is no doubt that it is made by him.

Special feature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke the 2nd is also called as Chu-Kawachi(middle Kawachi) because there are the 1st and the 3rd. His style is Choji-ba with tight Konie, so he is also known as Shinto Ichimonji. He was really good at Kobushi-Choji and it is a
strong characteristic of Osaka Shinto swordsmiths.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba. Hannya and Japanese fan are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo nanako plate, wiseman is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Oddly-shaped painted Saya
Menuki: Hotei God is engraved with gold color.
Kurigata: God is engraved with gold color.
Ware-Kogai: Shibuichi Nanako plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke the 2nd passed away on the 21th of August, Genroku 11. There is Suriage Machiokuri, but the blade is well-made with odd and rare
Saya. We truly recommend this beautiful long Wakizashi to you.

NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Auction starting Price:450,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction





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