Wakizashi:(Kiku-mon) Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Kunikiyo

Ordering number: 21048
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Kiku-mon) Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Kunikiyo (1st generation)

(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed double habaki.
Blade length: 45.0 cm or 17.7 inches.
Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi:  1
Width at the hamachi: 2.7cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword 385grams.
Era : Edo period, Kanei era.
Shape: Regular width and longer Kissaki. Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer.
Jigane: Mokume-Hada and Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached and Chikei worked.
Hamon : Niedeki deep Nioikuchi Suguha and Niju-ba. Habuchi is soft, Koashi and Kinsuji worked.Boshi is round shape Hakikake style.

Special feature: Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Kunikiyo is sword smiths
continued until 4th generation. The 1st generaion was a
son of Shimada Sukemune and is a student of Horikawa
Kunihiro. He was accepted to to engrave Yamashiro Kami
and Kikumon to his signature and Kiku-mon.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: 8 Mokko style iron Tsuba. Bamboo design is engraved with openwork.
Fuchi: Shibuichi plate, crane is engraved with gold color
Kashira: Silver plate.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya with malachite stones.
Menuki: Ducks are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: Kunikiyo is an Echizen swords smith and one of the
swordsmiths who was allowed to engrave Kiku-Monto
Nakago. This sword had highest-ranking Jigane, wide
Suguha with Niju-ba and also Ko-Ashi worked. It seems like
Hizen sword but we can see clearly Itame-Hada and Mokume-
Hada, also Niju-ba is different from the Hizen sword. The
Koshirae is not a high-ranking one but it was used malachite stones. Kunikiyo is not so famous swordsmith but we think he should be more evaluated.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata.

Price: 450,000 JPY-.

Order Form


PAGETOP Order Form Contact
Japanese Sword Museum