Shodai Yamashiro No Kami Kunikiyo Wakizashi
Wakizashi ubu mumei, Den Echizen, Shodai Yamashiro no Kami Kunikiyo. Well forged Blade, length / Nagasa of 55.2 cm Ubu mumei , Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune kitae forging is dense itame hada . Hamon is medium width suguha the boshi is sugu with a ko-maru-kaeri that runs back to about the level of the yokote on the mune. Nakago/ Tang is has 1 mekugi-ana Kanei 1624-1644.
Mounted in shirasaya with good quality antique koshira. Shakudo tsuba with well carved motif of Tiger and bamboo, Kashira has Kuyo mon as are the menuki, Fuchi is shakudo with circles set in a fine shakudo nanako background with spiralled rims, black lacquered saya silvered habaki. This is a great wakizashi from the early Edo period attributed to a well respected Highly ranked maker who was a student of Horikawa Kunihiro. Kunikiyo is ranked 60 in Hawleys, 5.5million yen in the Toko Taikan and Jo Jo saku by Fujishiro.