Great Antique nihonto blade from first Edo era signed Etchu No Kami Fujiwara Kanekuni 越中守藤原包國 in second world war Gunto koshirae with original HOZON paper from the NBTHK.
Very clear and beautiful Hammon with a profesional polish on it. You can see perfectly the tamahagane steel, hada grains and forging patterns, the tamahagane waves are beautiful and perfect. Take a special appraisal at the old blade form Edo period. Probably the blade was property of an ancient family and the koshirae was changed for a gunto army koshirae when a son of the family was called to engage for the second world war. According to the size of the blade and the Koshirae probably was a Tank or airplane pilot. More even, almost all the pieces of the koshirae are signed by the soldier imself with something similar to a knife. A really cool piece of japanese history cause was a piece of samuriais and from second world war too, This added to the fact that it has the Hozon paper and a paper cut of a nihonto book toko taigan that proofs a 2 million yen at the blade ranking adds an extra value to the piece.
Blade is in very good condition. Not hagire, no nicks, and not fatal damage, of course. This is a blade with hundreds years, and handforged. Please see the close-up pictures for amazing details.
All my swords are originals, imported from japan during many years of collection. Hand forged samurai blades are registered in the Agency for Cultural Affairs as artwork and The Board of Education (Cultural properties protection Committee); therefore each sword has the registration card, issued by the Board of Education. Original must be keeped in Japan by law.
I send a Copy of the papers included.
Total blade length: 75,6cm
Age: Edo era
Kanekuni (1st gen)
Start Era Kanbun (1661-1673)
End Era Enpō (1673-1681)
Active Period 1661-1681
Lineage Image / Interactive
Source Rating Reference/Page
Hawley 30 KAN100
Toko Taikan ¥2M 50
Fujishiro Chu-jo saku S41
tsutsui etchu kami fujiwara kanekuni
etchu no kami fujiwara kanekuni
Biography and lineage
1st Shinto generation. Same as Kanemitsu KAN148.
Workmanship and style
- Lama Nihonto edo Etchu No Kami Fujiwara Kanekuni 越 中 守 藤原 包 國 con NBTHK HOZON a Gunto Koshirae
- Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- KANEKUNI 包国
- Firmato da
- In ottime condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 90×90×90 cm