Bizen Saburō Kunimune

Number

S-PR-007

Smith Name

Kunimune

Active Period

Shōgen (正元, 1259-1260)

School

Bizen Osafune

Province

Bizen

Mei

Kunimune 国宗 (備前三郎)

Rating

Jūyō Token

Nagasa

69,7 cm

Kunimune (国宗), 1st gen., Shōgen (正元, 1259-1260), Bizen – „Kunimune“ (国宗), called „Bizen-Saburō“ (備前三郎), he derived from the line of Bizen Naomune (直宗) and was the third son of Kunizane (国真).

Designated as Jūyō Token at the 52nd jūyō-shinsa held on the 12th of October 2006.

Nagasa: 69.7cm (2尺3寸), sori: 2.2cm (7分半), motohaba: 2.7cm, sakihaba: 1.75cm

This sword was polished by Hon'ami Kōshū (本阿弥光洲).