Wakizashi : Kunifusa (shinto)(2nd generation)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kunifusa (shinto)(2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kunifusa (shinto) belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 39.4 cm or 15.51 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.20 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : Suriage Wakizashi with Sori. Mitsumune style.
There are Futasuji Hi on both side.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached.
Nice Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with deep Nioikuchi. Soft Ha.
Boshi is double Ha and Hakikake style.
Special feature : Kunifusa is a swordsmith of Iyo province.
He moved ti Osaka and studied under the Yamato Kami Yoshimichi.
He passed away on December 13, 1734.
We guess that this blade was made by 2nd generation of Kunifusa.
Especially the jigane is nice and the habuchi(edge of ha) is soft and it is deep nioiguchi.
It is suriage with machiokuri. There is no flaws. It is excellent work.
Tsuba : Iron chrysanthemum openwork design tsuba
Fuchikashira : Shakudo plate with spool design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya : Black Roiro saya
Menuki : Shakudo plate with men design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Kozuka : Copper plate with dragon design engraved
Kogatana : Tenrushi MInamoto Masataka (unreliable signature).
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.