Wakizashi : Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi
(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.
Shinto:Jyojyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Yamashiro.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 36.3 cm or 14.29 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period around Kanei era.
Shape : Regular size, Hira-Tsukuri Wakizashi.
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.
The blade is healthy. And Jigane is beautiful.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, Japanese butterbur is engraved with open work.
Signature : Echizen ju Kinai Saku.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako plate, sleeping boar and flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Kizami Saya.
Menuki : Bud of chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.