Ordering number: 21732
Wakizashi in Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetesu Hozon Token)
Signature : Kawachi Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation)
Shinto: Jyosaku: Wazamono: Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:Syakudo single habaki.
Blade length:46.6 cm or 18.34inches.
Sori:1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.21cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.48cm or inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:520grams.
Era: Manji era, the Edo period.(1658-1661)
Shape: The blade is broad and has deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Chikei comes in and becomes elaborate Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, Suguha from Hamachi and after that Chojimidare, Gunomemidare move really largely. Kobushichoji comes in and Boshi turns back round.
Special Feature: Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Kunisuke was born in Ise, his original family name was Kobayashi. He became a pupil of Kunihiro, together with his own father Kunisada. As a common view, one of his pupils, Kunitomo and Kunisuke was the very same person. Kunisuke and Kunisada was very close, and their works are really similar. This work is as well as the works by Kunisada. Kunisuke the 1st was born in Ise Kobe, and was a swordsmith from Ishido school. In reality, his works has Chojimidare in Hachu. Jigane is great, Hamon is powerful, wild, and vibrant. Especially from Monouchi to Kissaki, there comes Tobiyaki really aggressively. This is a true masterpiece by Kunisuke the 1st.
Saya: Aogai Chirashi Saya. Brown ears of rice are engraved with Urushi painting.
Tsuba: Round shaped iron Tsuba. Waterfall and river are engraved. There is an unknown Mei.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate. Gold line on the edge.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On iron plate, flowers are engraved with brass.
Kogatana: Mei- Yamashiro Kami Yasunao.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta.