Wakizashi : Yamashiro Daijo Fujiwara Kunitsugu
Ordering number : 14071
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yamashiro Daijo Fujiwara Kunitsugu
Shinto : Cyujyo saku ranking : Wazamono cutting test ranking:Echizen province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 50.2 cm or 19.76 inches.
Sori : 0.5 cm or 0.2 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.7 cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.86 cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori which is called Kanbun shape.
Jitetsu : Iteme hada masanagare with jinie attach well grained texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair active hamon with sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : Yamashiro Daijo Fujiwara Kunitsugu is a son of the Yamato Daijyo Masanori who is called Yamada Shichirobei.
He died at Kanei 6 age 65 years of age.
We can see some Gassaku mei Dewa Daijyo Kunimichi and Kunitsugu.
Generally speaking Kunitsugu was a student of the Dewa Daijyo Hujiwara Kunimichi but I think Kunitsugu might be a master of the Kunimichi.
By the way the result will be research in the future.
This blade is wide and thick with very active Hamon.
Tsuba : On the round shape iron stub, fold small part of the edge and open work hart design.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo nanako plate, waves design are engraved.
Saya : Black kawarinuru saya.
Menuki : A bee is engraved by syakudo plate.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 250,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)