Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK hozon paper)
Signature : Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Kunisuke(First generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 64 cm or 25.19 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.26 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.83 cm or 0.32 inches.
Era : Edo Period
Shape : It is wide 3.26 cm and thick strong katana.
JIgane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attacehed thickly.
Hamon : Nie deki with deep nioiguchi. There is suguha with ashi and yo works.
Bosh is round turn back burned down.
Special feature : First generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke was as swordsmith of Ise province.
He was the student of Horikawa Kunihiro and so was Izumi Kami Kunisada.
The similar traits in both swordsmith works shows that there was interactions between Kunisuke and Kunisada.
They both moved and become successful in Osaka.
The son of Kunisada is Inoue Shinkai and Kunisuke has nurtured Nakakachi or 2nd generation of Kawachi kami Kunisuke.
The first generation Kunisuke was influenced strongly by Kunisada and
has made strong nie deki gunome midare rustic works, This work is wide andkatana with some sori.
It is thick work and much jini attached.
He had students suchi as Higo kami Kuniyasu, Ise no ami Kuniteru and his son Nakakawachi Kunisuke.
This work is heavy and thick fine katana of first generation Kunisuke.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.