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Wakizashie: Dewa Dai (ika kire) (Dewa Daijo Kunimichi the 1st)

Ordering number : 14222

Wakizashi in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature: Dewa Dai (ika kire) (Dewa Daijo Kunimichi the 1st)

Shinto Jo-josaku ranking, Yamashiro province.
The blade was polished .
Blade length : 51.0 cm or 20.07 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.81 cm or 1.10 inches.
Wide at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Early Edo period. Kan-ei era.
Shape : This blade is wide and thick Suriage Wakizashi with little Sori.
And signature “Dewa Dai” remain.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with Jinie and Chikei attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Notare and Gunome midare are mixed.
In Ha, there are little Sunagashi and Kinsuji.

Special feature : This blade was made by Dewa Daijo Kunimichi the 1st.
Kunimichi learned under Iga no kami Kinmichi and Horikawa Kunihiro.
He was born in 1576, and his first signature was “Kunimichi”.
He made very active and beautiful Hamon, and his style is varied.
It is said that he received signature “Dewa Daijo” in about 1614 ~1615.
This blade is Suriage. But this blade must be Dewa Daijo Kunimichi the 1st.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, leaf of Aoi and Karigane is engraved with open work.
Fuchikashira : On the Shakudo nanako plate, nut pine leaves are
colored with gold color iroe.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : On the Shakudo flower is engraved with gold color iroe.
Kozuka : On the Shakudo nanako, horses are engraved with gold and silver color.

NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 300,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)