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Wakizashi : Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation)

Ordering number : 13539(Consignment Sale)

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation)

The blade was polished.
habaki:copper single habaki.
Blade length : 51.8 cm or 20.39 inches.
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.89 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo Manji era.period.
Shape : The blade is regular size with small sori Kanbun style.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Oosaka jigane(texture),
Hamon : Koniedeki gunome midair and choji midair,
Kobushi choji midare mix with ashi and sunagashi.
The Hamon is bright and clear. Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : The fruit generation Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke started
from early Edo period and succeeded 2nd generation Kawachi no kami Kunisuke and continued 3rd generation.
He was between first and third generation so he was called Naka kawachi(middle Kunisuke)
He found Kobushi choji midare hamon and high acclaimed from Samurai.
The blade was polished by Sashikomi style so the hamon is bright and clearly.

Historical background: 1660 Manji era Date sodo(battle inside the castle)spark uproar from the Date family.
Date sendai family's 3rd a family head Date Tsunamune was run the gamut of dissipation and
his uncle represented his manner but refused. So the uncle and his families conference
and requested his dismiss to Tokugawa Syogun and admitted uncle's request.
Tsunamune was resigned and succeeded Kamechiyo(Date Tsunamura) just only 2 years of age.
This story was widely-disseminated and got a lot of attention from the public.
This event continued to stick in the mud. run the gamut of dissipation.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the iron plate, the mimi is covered by silver rope style design.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo nanako plate, engraved samurai with gold color. Mogarashi school.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : a flower is engraved by syakudo plate,
Kozuka : On the syakudo nanako plate, cranes and Matsu tree are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana : unknown: notare hamon.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 637,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)