Ordering number: 22656
Yari in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature: Iwami Daijo Fujiwara Kunisuke
(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.
The blade is polished
Blade length:24.0cm or 9.44inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.02cm or 0.79inches.
Kasane:0.94cm or 0.37inches.
The weight of the sword:275grams
Era: Around the Kanbun era, the Edo period
Shape: Ryo-Shinogi Zukuri shape. The blade grows wider as it goes to the tip.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare. Nie is attached very roughly and Nioikuchi is slightly deeper. Boshi is sharp and turns back deeply.
Special feature: A pupil of Kunihiro and a younger brother of Kawachi Kami Kunisuke. Also known as Kobayashi Gennojoh. He lived in Fushimi and later moved to Ise, Kobe.
From Aoi Art: Around the Kanbun era, the demand for swords decreased because the situation calmed down. Swordsmiths had to make much more well-made works to live as swordsmiths. There came lots of new fashions like Toranba, blade carving, and
Saidanmei. They needed to try their best to make something different and filled with variety.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta