Wakizashi: Echizen Kami Fujihara Kunitsugu
Ordering number : 13053
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Echizen Kami Fujihara Kunitsugu
shinto:Cyujyo saku ranking:Yamashiro province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: gold color double habaki.
Blade length : 52.9 cm or inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.87 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.95 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.60 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick long kissaki.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach with chikei.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair and Kogunome midair mixed with deeper nioikuchi.
Special feature :
Kunitsugu, born in Higo province went to Kyoto
and learned under Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi in Yamashiro province.
It is thought that they worked together for a long period of time and several collaborations still survive.
Kunitsugu’s signed pieces are comparatively rare. According to the inscription on the revere side of the tang, he forged this katana by imported iron at that time.
The blade is healthy and longer kissaki and looks like Dewa Daijyo Kunimichi.
According to the Token Yoran(book) Kunitsugu was a son of the Kunimichi.
tsuba : on the round shape iron Tsuba, some square design are open work.
Fuchi:On the syakudo plate, a peony flower is engraved. Kashira:Horn.
Menuki: unknown design.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 280,000 JPY – (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)