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Wakizashi: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation)

Ordering number : 13356

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation who is called Nakakawachi)

Shinto:Josaku ranking: wazamono cutting test ranking: Settsu province:
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52.3 cm or 20.6inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.32inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi :3.08 cm or 1.21inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05cm or 0.8inches.
Kasane : 0,61 cm or 0.24inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade ia rather wide and thick with small sori Kanbun shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach like Osaka jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi area and then gunome midare
and Kobuchi choji midare mixed with ash, sunagashi and also kinsuji.

Special feature : Kunisuke was born in Ise province.
First generation Kunisuke was born at Ise province and called Kobayashi and a samurai of the Nagato Kami
but unfortunately his master's family was downfallen so he changed his job to be a sword maker.
He moved to Oosaka and suited under the Kunihiro. This sword maker was a son of the first generation kunisuke and between first and 3rd generation. so he was called nakakawachi(middle swordsmith)
He found Kobushi cyoji midair hamon for the first time and this technique succeeded to his students.
The blade is active hamon and nice Jigane.

Kawachi no kami the 2nd was a swordsmith in Settsu province, and he is called Naka-Kawachi.
He made mainly Kobushigata-Choji midare Hamon.
This blade was typical work by 2nd generation Kawachi no kami Kunisuke.

Historical background : Tokugawa Shogun issued the ban of holding sword by murchant.
So a lot of sword makers obliged to close business.
Until Bunka Bunsei era, there are nothing to look at famous sword makers.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price:JPY 480,000-.
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)