KUNIMASA (国正), Kan´ei (寛永, 1624-1644), Yamashiro – “Kunimasa” (国正), “Bushū Edo Fujiwara Kunimasa” (武州江戸藤原国正), Horikawa school, according to tradition the son of Horikawa Kunimasa (堀川国政), he moved later from Kyōto to Edo, Kan´ei-shintō-sugata, somewhat standing-out itame-nagare with ji-nie, notare mixed with gunome or gunome-midare with nie and a wide nioiguchi, the tang is long and shows a noticeable taper, the yasurime are sujikai or also ō-sujikai – Fujishiro lists him as being active around Manji (万治, 1658-1661) and being probably related to Yamato no Kami Yasusada (大和守安定), also stating that this smith wazamono and ranking him chūjō-saku.


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