Wakizashi: Oushu Sendai Ju Kunikane (2nd)
Ordering number : 15305(Consignment Sale)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Oushu Sendai Ju Kunikane (2nd Generation)
Shinto: Jyojyosaku: Ryowazamono: Rikuzen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Jojo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Oushu Sendai Jyu Kunikane Second Generation belongs to Jyojyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper plate single foiled gold inlaid Habaki
Blade length : 52.42 cm or 20.63 inches.
Sori : 1.35 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : It is wide and thick long wakizashi. Kissaki is long end. It is meaty and healthy work.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with Jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare with active Sunagashi work. Boshi is round ended.
Special feature : Oshu Sendai Jyu Kunikane second generation was called Hongo Kichiuemon .
He carried on the work of his father. In Kanbun 7th year November 12th,
he received the post of Yamashiro kami and has passed away
at the aged of 61 in Kanbun 12th year July 20th.
First generation Kunikane was one of the sword smiths of Date Masamune Domain.
He had immitated sword of early Hosho work.
He is the top sword smith in terms of the Itame hada work.
Second generation Kunikane who has carried on his fathers style of work
has received overwhelming evaluation. He made more Suguha
temperline work than Itame hada work.
This work is second generation Kunikane work with rare Gunome midare with healthy ha.
It is old polish so it will be nice work if it is re-polished.
Both first generation and second generation works are not seen often
so we recommend to this work. One of the Shinsengumi members Shimada
Kai had first generation Kunikane as his favorite sword.
It is said that 14 Hakobore flaws appeared on Nishaku Yonsun(72.7cm) Kunikane blade
in Ikedaya incident. The Masame hada work is also valued highly.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 800,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)