Katana No.3018, Kawachi no Kami Fujiwara Kunisuke (sho-dai)

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This especially beautiful blade comes with a Tokubetsu Hozon of NBTHK Tokyo. The blacksmith is the well known Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke sho dai( first generation). He was the founder of the Osaka Shinto school, after finishing his study of the art of forging a blade in Kyoto. His teacher was Horikawa Kunihiro. Kunisuke died in 1647. He taught the high class forging his son, who was as well a very educated blacksmith. There are different oppinions, who made the better blades: son or father.
This balde comes around Kanei Era~ 1624. This Katana is very beautiful and comes with nice mounts. The Tsuba itself, Akasaka stile, has a Tokubetsu Kicho of NBTHK.
A very elegant, appealing Katana in top condition.
The Nakago is o-suriage, but the inscription is complete.

Nagasa: 2 shaku 2 sun 4 bu (~68cm), sori: 5bu 5 rin, 3 mekugiana, o-suriage
Inscription: Kawachi no Kami Fujiwara Kunisuke