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Kunisuke

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
Ura n/a empty.
Province, area Settsu.
Era Start Manji万治 (1658-1661) – end Kanbun 寛文 (1661-1673).
Date +/- 1661-1673.
Teacher Kunisuke.

 

Dimensions

Nagasa 58.8cm
Sori 1.10 cm
Motohaba 3.20 cm
Sakihaba 2.20 cm
Munekasane 0.75 cm
Nakago 15.2 cm

 

Registration

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.

Rating Jo Saku.
Condition Very good.
Polished Yes.
School Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke and Tsuda Echizen no Kami Sukehiro School (河内守国助・津田越前守助広)
Sharpness Wazamono.

 

Item Details

Shape Shinogizukuri, Iorimune.
Jihada Koitame with a generous amout of Jinie.
Sugata Shinogi zukuri, mitsu mune.
Kissaki Chu kissaki.
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.
Horimone n/a.
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.

 

Price on request (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).

The following pictures may exhibit some reflections, this has to do with the brightness of the objects; Sorry for this.