Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851)

This sword was made by the 2nd gen of a 9 generation lineage working in Iyo province for the “Date” who ruled the local Uwajima fief. Kunimori was his early mei. This fine sword boast an abundance of activity and workmanship. There’s a beautiful carving of a dragon on one side and bonji on the other that are well done. The sword is flawless and  has a beautiful hamon and with many hataraki, Its a mixture of nie and nioi.  The itame hada has a dark deep appearance and almost looks wet. Some ji-nie is also visible in the hada. This Sword has a very serene feel to it and although it has many find details it does not look flashy, instead it looks very elegant. The mounts accompany this sword are also in dragon motif.  They are in good condition but we would recommend a shirasaya and tsunagi be made some day for this sword.  It comes with papers authenticating the signature, age and quality.
KUNIFUSA (国房), 2nd gen., Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673), Iyo – “Chikugo no Daijō Fujiwara Kunifusa” (筑後大掾藤原国房), “Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa” (筑後守国房), real name Kono Koichi (小野小市), he signed first with Kunimori (国林), he studied in Ōsaka under the 1st gen. Yamato no Kami Yoshimichi (大和守吉道), he died on the 13th day of the twelfth month Kyōhō 19 (享保, 1734), dense itame mixed with mokume, gunome-chōji in ko-nie-deki, compact nioiguchi, sugu-bōshi with a ko-maru-kaeri


  • Mei: Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (筑後守国房)
  • Date: Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673)
  • Nagasa: 18 inches
  • Sori: 9.5 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 28.5 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 20.1 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.0 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame
  • Hamon: Notare Gunome-choji
  • Boshi: Ko-maru
  • Condition: Beautiful sashikomi polish

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Kantei-sho (鑑定書) – Appraisal

Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (筑後守国房)

Shōshin (正真) – Authentic

nagasa 1 shaku 5 sun 1 bu kore ari (長さ壱尺五寸壱分有之) – Blade length ~ 45.7 cm

Heisei 31 nen 3 gatsu 1 nichi (平成三十一年三月一日) – March 1, 2019

Nihon Tōken Hozon Kai (日本刀剣保存会) – NTHK

No 18738

 meibun (銘文) – Signature:                Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (筑後守国房)

 kitae (鍛) – Forging:                           itame

 hamon (刃紋) – Hardening:               notare mixed with gunome-chōji

bōshi (鋩子) – Hardening in tip:        sugu with a ko-maru-kaeri

 chōkoku (彫刻) – Engravings:           on the omote side a dragon chasing a gem, on the ura side a bonji and gomabashi

nakago (中心) – Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 1, yasurime (鑢): sujikai

bikō (備考) – Remarks:                       Iyo province, around Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673)

shinsa’in natsu’in (審査員捺印) – Seals of Judges: 4 seals





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