Ordering number: 21226
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Kobayashi Ise Kami Kuniteru 小林伊勢守国輝
Empo 8 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi. 延宝八年二月日
Shinto: Wazamono: Josaku: Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 54.09cm or 21.29inches.
Sori: 1.515 cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.38cm or 1.33inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.44 cm or 0.96inches.
Kasane: 0.72 cm or 0.28inches.
The weight of the sword: 595grams.
Era: The Edo period, the Empo era.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick, with an adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Engraving of complex dragon on the front, flag on the back.
Jigane: Koitamehada gets close to each other really well with lots of Jinie.
Hamon: Suguhadeki with deep Nioikuchi, it has traced the works of Inoue Shinkai more than ever.
Special Feature: He was originally called Kobayashi Shunnosuke, the 4th sun of Kunisuke 1st generation, succeeded to Ise Daijo in Kanbun 11. In the next year, he became Ise Kami and he is supposed to be lived by the Shotoku era. Tsuda Sukehiro, Inoue Shinkai, and he had all died in the Tenho era and after that, they became more popular in Osaka. Kuniteru used the signature of Hayanoshin normally, but also known as Ashu Ju Tokushima Saku Kore, because he made swords also in Awa. He was good at making O-Gunomemidare like Doranba by tracing Tsuda Sukehiro, but also good at tracing Inoue Shinkai. From the Genroku era, his Nakago changed into the very unique shape of Gohei. His engraving was really good. This work is supposed to be made tracing Inoue Shinkai and he successfully achieved it.
Saya: web patterns are engraved with openwork
Fuchikashira: Shakudo-Nanako plate. Cattles are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Aogaichirashi Saya
Menuki: Shakudo plate. Cattle is shape-engraved.
From Aoi Art: This work resembles the works of Inoue Shinkai. Its Nioikuchi has a unique smoky atmosphere. Especially the dragon engraving on the from and the polish of the Hataboko(flag) on the back are marvelous. It passed shinsa of Tokubetsu Hozon Token and we truly recommend this for you.
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Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.