Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Kawachi Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation)
Shinto:Jyosaku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Settsu province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki copper double gold color habaki.
Blade length : 48.18 cm or 18.93 inches.
Sori : 0.90 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.97 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular size kasane and mihaba.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi area and gunome midair like Fujimi saigyo style.
There are some Kobushi cyoji mix up and down.
Special feature : 2nd generation Kawachi Kami Kunisuke is called Naka kawachi(middle Kawachi Komi kunisuke) because the 2nd generation is in between first and third.
He is high repotted sword maker because of Kobushi Cyoji.
The sword has some Kobushi Cyoji midair in this Hamon.
The blade is healthy without Kizu.
Tsuba: Myochin Minbu Ki Munesada saku.
flowing water design iron Tsuba.
Fuchikashira: Shibuichi plate, tiger and bamboo are engraved.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo, plants are engraved with gold color.
Historical background : Tokugawa Syogun 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 Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.