|Product No.||KA-005 (国助) Kunitsuke 2nd. generation.|
|Sword type||小さ刀 Chisa-katana.|
|Omote/Mei||Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke. 河内守国助|
|Era||Start Manji万治 (1658-1661) – end Kanbun 寛文 (1661-1673).|
|NBTHK Certificate||“Tokubetsu Kicho Token” and “Tokubetsu hozon Token”.|
|Other certificate||Provincial Registration:
Prefectural Board of Education: Niigata prefecture
Date of Registration: Apr. 28th, 1954.
|School||Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke and Tsuda Echizen no Kami Sukehiro School (河内守国助・津田越前守助広)|
|Jihada||Koitame with a generous amout of Jinie.|
|Sugata||Shinogi zukuri, mitsu mune.|
|Kitae||Ko-Itame, covered by Ji-nie.|
|Hamon||Kobushi-choji with Osaka-yakidashi runs in sugu. Notare, gunome, cho-ji and kobushi(fist)-gata-choji mixed. Konie attached. Kinsuji, sunagashi, yubashiri and ashi appeared frequently. Nioi-kuchi is bright and clearKobushi-choji with Osaka-yakidashi.|
|Bushy||Wide Boshi, reverse has Ko-Mura tip followed by a Kaeri on both sides. There are Hakikake along the tip.|
|Nakago||Ubu. Yasurimes are o-suji-kais, Saki is ha-agari, kuri-jiri.|
|Mekugi-ana||1 mekugi ana.|
|Habaki||Copper base, single Gold folded Habaki; but looks like a double Habaki.|
|Koshirae||An original old Kohsirae with iron, simple sword fittings. The Tsuka is wrapped with simple jute band and not with original silk it. All stored in an old/antique silk bag.|
|Shira-saya||The blade is polished and stored in a nice Shirasaya with a purple-coloured silk bag.|
|Additional Information||The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by, “Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) with the following certificate’s:
“Tokubetsu Kicho Token”特別貴重 (green paper). Certificate number: 133676 on 昭和 四十二年十月二十八日 42nd year in Shōwa, 10th Month, 28th day. 1967年10月28日. Oct. 28th, 1967.
“Tokubetsu hozon Token” 特別保存刀剣.Certificate number: 1004948 on 平成 二十八年三月二十三日 28th year in Heisei, 1st Month, 23rd day. 2016 年 03月23日. March. 23rd, 2016.
|History||Shodai Kunisuke also known under the nickname “Nakamachi”, what means the middle one, this blacksmith was the 2nd of the 3rd “Kunisuke” generations. First generation Kawachi-no-kami Kunisuke was youngest pupil of Horikawa school.
After the death of his teacher in Kei-cho 19 (1614), he moved to O-saka with First generation Izumi-no-kami Kunisada. They became pioneers of flourished O-saka Shinto. Second generation Kawachi-no-kami, the child of first generation Kawachi-no-kami, was called as “Naka-Kawachi”, famous as well creating specific fist shape Cho-jii.
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The following pictures may exhibit some reflections, this has to do with the brightness of the objects; Sorry for this.