AS22457 Katana : Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(the 2nd generation)(NBTHK the 20th Juyo Token)

Description

Ordering number: AS22457

Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK the 20th Juyo Token)

Signature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(the 2nd generation)
河内守国助(二代) 

Sayagaki(translation): Kawachi Kami Kunisuke, the 2nd generation.
Jyo-jyo. Blade length: 2 Shaku 5 Sun 2 Bu. Written in Kinoe Tatsu Autumn by Kunzan.

Shinto: Jyo saku: Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:76.4cm or 30.07inches.
Sori:1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:3.33cm or 1.31inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.28cm or 0.89inches.
Kasane:0.7 cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:920grams
Era: The Manji or Kambun era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and slightly longer Boshi.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense, beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi and after that Gunomemidare and Chojimidare,
Kobushi Choji with long Ashi. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Boshi is Notare and after that turns back in a small circle.

Special feature: Kawachi Kami Kunisuke is a son of 1st, and we have also 3rd,
so sometimes he is called Naka(middle) Kawachi. He was so skilled he had ever
made enormous number of swords in his life. He was very good at Choji-ba,
so some people call him Shinto Ichimonji. Moreover, he made his original Choji,
which looks like human fist, Kobushi-Choji, so he was also called as the same
as his Choji name. He passed away on the 21th of August, Genroku 11.(1698).
Dr. Kunzan had written “Jyo-jyo”, which is very rare. The blade is 76.4cm long,
with great thickness and powerfulness. This sword is on many books like Osaka Shinto Zufu,
Nihonto Taikan, Shinto Taikan, Kanzan Token Koza, Nihonto Meito 100 Sen, etc.
We suppose it is the sword to be in the most healthy condition amongst every sword in Japan.

From Aoi Art: A Juyo Token by the 2nd generation of Kawachi Kami Kunisuke,
which is on Nihonto Taikan. It is long enough, heavy enough, a powerful work.
Dr. Kunzan wrote it as Jyo-jyo and this quality is magnificent.
It is almost impossible to find ones like this in the market, we truly recommend this to you.

NBTHK the 20th Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta







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