|Wakizashi made by the
famous smith from the Horikawa Kunihiro School. Dewa Daijo Kunimichi
is known as the best student of Kunihiro. His works often resemble
those of his teacher, especially when done in the Soshu tradition.
This wakizshi is a fine example of the Soshu den produced by Kunimichi.
Done in nie deki, the beautifully done notare gunome hamon has
loads of activity such as strong sunagashi and kinsuji. Thick nie
within the hamon shows the high skill of this smith, and one can
see how he is greatly respected. The jigane is a really gorgeous
itame with lots of ji nie and chikei. Boshi is very healthy and
is almost ichimai. Tang is ubu 1 hole signed. This is a very healthy
sword, and from the shape, one can tell it was not polished very
much at all. In perfect polish done by Yoshikawa Kentaro. A 2 piece
silver habaki and shirasaya accompany this piece.