Wakizashi: Kawachi (No) Kami Kunisuke (The second generation)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Kawachi (No) Kami Kunisuke (The second generation) (consignment sale)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Single silver Habaki
Blade length : 49.8 cm or 19.6 inches.
Sori :1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 3 (2 buried)
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :1.99 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era (1664)
Shape : Balanced width and thickness, shallow curve typical Kanbun Shinto.
Jigane : Koitamehada well grained with Jinie attach, beautifu Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha bright Hamon. Boshi turns round Hakikake style.
Special feature : Kawachi (No) Kami Kunisuke the Second, commonly known as Naka-Kawachi forged this Wakizashi. From his brilliant hamon, the blades forged by him are also called Shinto-Ichimonji.
He started swords smith around Keian era, in the mid-17th century and passed away in 1698. He is said that he created Kobushigata-choji Hamon, fist-shaped temperline.
The Jigane is wonderful texture and bright clear Suguha Hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.