Shinto era Japanese Wakizashi, signed Izumi
no Kami Kunisada, Sold
In good condition & polish, a good, Shinto era Japanese Wakizashi
(tsuba is signed) signed Izumi no Kami Kunisada.
Izumi no Kami Kunisada (2nd generation / Inoue Shinkai) has exceptionally
high Jojo saku ranking and his blades sell for a lot of money (see
here); we believe this to be an authentic blade by him, though
we are selling this wakizashi at a much lower price just in case.
In any event, it is a high quality sword and well worth our price.
NB There is a (polished over) small rust patch shown in the photos
which we assert is not as bad as the photos alludes (it was taken
at an angle and therefore shows some shadow).
The 15 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) large midare hamon with
tobiyaki, itame hada blade is in good condition / has high polish,
a small polished rust patch and a couple of very small chips to
the cutting edge. Signed Izumi no Kami Kunisada with one mekugi-ana.
Bound tsuka with iron fuchi-kashira decorated with foliage, soft-metal
bow and arrows menuki, and aoi-shaped iron tsuba, in its black ishime
lacquered saya with iron kodzuka etched with a landscape. The tsuka-ito
(silk grip binding) is darker one side at the kashira (may have
A very good sword and possibly worth 10 times what we are offering
it for. Grab it quick; £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference R19 (0486). Further / full sized images available