Katana: Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper for Tsuba)

Signature : Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi
Kanei 1 nen Kichijitsu

Shinto:Jyojyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Yamashiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki :Silver foiled single Habaki
Blade length : 71.51 cm or 28.15 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.20 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period. around Kanei era.
Shape : Rather thick and wide nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are Sunagashi 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.
But sometimes we can see this kind of fine jigane like Oosaka jigane.
In Ha, this blade has nice works.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper: Mumei(Aizu Ko-Showami)
Iron Tsuba, flower arabesque is inlayed with brass.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako, Samurai, pine tree and bonfire are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black and red color with lacquer inlaid with mother of pearl.
Menuki : Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper for Katana
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper for Tsuba
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 1,600,000 JPY-

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