For information or questions mail to: rj_thomas3@bushidoboutique.net
Kunisada wakizashi
IMG_0721
IMG_0723
IMG_0693
IMG_0694
IMG_0695
IMG_0699
IMG_0700
IMG_0701
IMG_0703
IMG_0713
IMG_0714
IMG_0717
IMG_0719
IMG_0720
IMG_0099
IMG_0101
IMG_0712
IMG_0108
IMG_0107
IMG_0106
IMG_0705
IMG_0711
IMG_0709
IMG_0708
IMG_0093
IMG_0069
IMG_0078c
Kunisada wakizashi
Kunisada wakizashi
This is an excellent koto o-wakizashi by Kunisada. It is 1 shaku, 7 sun, 8 bu which classifies it as an "O" or long wakizashi. This is done in chu sugu ko-ashi iri and the nakago is suriage (shortened) though it retains part of the original mekugi ana as well as the two character (nijimei) signature, "Kunisada". The hada is a ko itame with abundant chikei applied. There are expertly cut bo-hi and so-hi on each side adding to the beauty of this blade. The kissaki looks as though it has been reshaped over it's life time as the boshi gets close to the edge though it is definately all there, (as shown in the pictures). The blade comes in a top quality shirasaya and Tokubetsu kicho papers from 1978 attesting to the quality of the blade and the validity of the signature. This was my first blade and a great study piece, at just over 6 cm short of a katana length, it makes a great addition to any collection.