Daisho Edo , Shinto period. With NTHK NPO Certificates
Bushū Edo Fujiwara Kuniyasu (武州江⼾藤原国保) ‒ “Fujiwara Kuniyasu from Edo in Musashi province”
Mei Reads Musashi-jū Fujiwara Kuniyasu “Fujiwara Kuniyasu, resident of Musashi province”
Well made big solid typical Shinto blade made in a Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, Forged in a dense Ko-Itame hada. Hamon is Gunome-Midare with Ashi, The Boshi is Sugu with a Ko-Maru Kaeri , Nakago has 1 mekugi-ana 1, yasurime are sujikai with keshō.
Made around Jōkyō 1684-1688
Nagasa – 71.9 cm
Wakizashi Settsu Ōsaka Yasuhiro (摂津⼤坂康廣) ‒ “Yasuhiro from Ōsaka in Settsu province”
Signature: Kishū ni oite Yasuhiro (於紀州康廣) ‒ “[made by] Yasuhiro whilst in Kii province” Made in Shinogi-Zukuri, Iori-mune. Forged in Ko-Itame Hada The hamon is a nie-laden Gunome-Midare. Bōshi is a Midare-Komi with a Ko-Maru-Kaeri nakago has 1 mekugi-ana yasurime are sujikai
Made around Kanbun (寛⽂, 1661-1673), Early work of the smith
Nagasa – 51.5 cm
Mounted in very nice Daisho Koshirae, Iron Tsuba with Shishi and peony motif in silver gold and shakudo iroe , Fuchi Kashira in shinchu with shakudo ,shibuichi iroe ,Nara School with motif of bird / Kingfisher and Reeds , menuki are highly detailed motif of Warabi, Kozuka is also matching Nara with Kingfisher motif, Black Urushi lacquered saya fitted with tsunagi.
KUNIYASU (国保), 1 st gen., Enpō (延宝, 1673-1681), Yamato – “Dewa no Kami Fujiwara Kuniyasu” (出羽守藤原国保), he lived in Nara and was a student of Kaneyasu (包保), he also signed with the supplement “Washū Kanenaga-matsuyō” (和刕包永末葉, “successor of Yamato [Tegai] Kanenaga”), it is said that he moved later to Edo
KUNIYASU (国保), 2 nd gen., Jōkyō (貞享, 1684-1688), Musashi – “Musashi-jū Fujiwara Kuniyasu saku” (武蔵住藤原国保作), “Musashi-jū Monji Fujiwara Kuniyasu” (武蔵住文珠藤原国保), “Kuniyasu” (国保), son of the 1 st gen., he lived in Edo
YASUHIRO (康広), 1 st gen., Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673), Settsu – “Bitchū no Kami Tachibana Yasuhiro” (備中守橘康広), “Kishū-jū Yasuhiro” (紀州住安広), “Tomita Gorōzaemon no Jō Yasuhiro” (富田五郎左衛門尉 康広), Ōsaka-Ishidō school, real name Tomita Gorōzaemon (富田五郎左衛門), he came originally from Ōmi and was the second son of Tosa Shōgen Tameyasu (土佐将監為康), he signed his name in early years with the characters (安広), later he moved to Ōsaka and founded there the Ōsaka-Ishidō school, he worked in the Ichimonji style, i.e. in chōji with a midare-utsuri, but also blades with a tōranba in ko-nie-deki with many nie and a wide nioiguchi are extant, he also worked in Yamashiro province, wazamono, chūjō-saku