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Katana: Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi


Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi

Shinto:Jyojyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Yamashiro.
The blade was polished.
Blade length: 71.5cm or 28.14inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period around Kanei era
Shape : Wide and thick with large Sori Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, from Hamachi is Suguha and then Gunome Midare.
In Ha, there are many Sugnagashi and Kinsuji.

Special feature : Born around 1576 in Yamato province, Kunimichi
the First learned under Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi and Horikawa Kunihiro.
It is thought that Kunimichi was designated Dewa Daijo in 1614 to 1615.
His latest work was 1657. Most of his swords show fascinating hamon with strong Nie and Nioi.
Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi was a top ranking student of the Kunihiro.
He made a lot of swords during his long life.
He was making swords from Keicyo era to Kanbun era for the first stage,
he named Kunimichi and got the tytle of Dewa Daijyo.
Seki school Kanemichi was a master of the Kunimichi, kanemichi, Masatoshi and so on.
Special feature of this school is Kissaki hamon which is called Mishina Boshi notare anf turns back hamon.
Generally Jigane of the Kunimichi is Zanguri jigane which is rough Itame hada
flow to masa and visible to see the texture like Sosyu jigane.
In Ha, this blade has nice works. We reccomend this sword very much.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 1,500,000-.