Wakizashi:Sesshu Ju Fujiwara Kunisada(the 1st generation)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 22446
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Sesshu Ju Fujiwara Kunisada(the 1st generation)
     摂州住藤原国貞(初代)
Shinto: Jyo Jyo saku: O Wazamono: Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:50.7cm or 19.96inches.
Sori:1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:3.22cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.22cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.73cm or 0.28inches.
The weight of the sword:600grams
Era: The Kanei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is slightly broad and thick with slightly deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, calm Gunomemidare with slightly deep Nioikuchi. Boshi turns back round.

Special feature: Sesshu Ju Fujiwara Kunisada(the 1st generation) is the father of Inoue Shinkai. Shinkai helped him and often made swords instead of him at the age of around 20, so it is said that Kunisada made the basis of Shinkai swords. This work was made at the age of 37, so he had to be the most skillful and powerful at that time. Besides, it is very rare to see his Mei “Sesshu Ju Fujiwara Kunisada”.

From Aoi Art: This work is made by “Oya Kunisada”(Izumi Kami Kunisada 1st). Especially, Jigane is really beautiful and it has to be his masterpiece. Mei became a little bit unclear, but it is readable. The blade is thick and broad enough with deep Sori and longer Kissaki: very well-shaped. We truly recommend this elegant piece of art to you.

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

Price:400,000 JPY-.

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