Katana: Kobayashi Ise Kami Kuniteru
Order number : 15915
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Kobayashi Ise Kami Kuniteru.
Enpo 3 Nen 2 Gatsu hi (the blade was made at Enpo3rd (1674)February)
Sayagaki was done by Kanzan sensei.
Shinto: Josaku: Wazamono: Settu province.
(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 was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 67.6cm or 26.61 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo 3rd.(1674)
Shape : The blade is regular size with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and small chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki wavy suguha with thick nioikuchi.
In Hamon there are many ashi and yo with soft feeling nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature :Kobayashi Isekami Kuniteru was called Kobayashi Hayatonosin who was second son of the Ise Kami Kuniyoshi.
First he studied from first generation Kunisuke
and then got the title of Ise Kami at Kanbun 12th.
This blade is elegant soft feeling.
According to the Fujishira book, after Inoue shinkai and Sukehiro,
Kuniteru is the most famous sword maker in Oosaka area.
This sword looks typical Inoue Shinkai style deep nioiguchi notare suguha
hamon with sunagashi and kinsuji.
Recently it is rather hard to buy good healthy high ranking swords.
Saya : black roiro saya like inro kizami saya.
Tsuba : On the round shape iron tsuba, wild geese are flying sukashibori style. Owari tsuba.
Menuki : a dragon is engraving with gold color.
Fuchikashira : a dragon is engraved with gold color
Kozuka : on the syakudo plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kogai : on the syakudo plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,200,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)