Kunitora wurde der Ehrentitel "Izumi no Kami" verliehen. Damit verbunden war die Erlaubnis das Chrysathemenmotiv auf die Schwertangel zu gravieren.
The 3 generations Kunitora worked for the Naitō family (内藤), the daimyō of the Yunagaya fief (湯長谷藩) of Mutsu province who had an income of 15.000 koku. The 1st generation Kunitora was a student of Inoue Shinkai (井上真改) and according to transmissions of the Nemoto family (根本), the family to which the Kunitora smiths belonged, he had also studied in Kyōto under a Kinmichi (金道) but it is not mentioned under which Kinmichi. He was active around Jōkyō (貞享, 1684-1688) and as he was a Kinmichi-student, he received the permission to engrave a chrysanthemum onto his tangs. He forged a dense mokume and tempered a midare, hiro-suguha, notare or midare in nie-deki. His honorary title „Izumi no Kami“ (和泉守) was also granted to the 2nd and 3rd generation Kunitora.
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