Katana: (Chrysanthemum crest) Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi(2nd Generation)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:22353
Katana: In Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Inscription: (Chrysanthemum crest) Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi(2nd Generation)

Shinto: Chujosaku: Wazamono: Yamashiro

At our company, we categorize our pieces as “Saijo Saku,” “Jojosaku,” “Josaku,” and “Futsusaku” based on the skill of the swordsmith. This work is ranked as “Jojosaku” in terms of quality.

Habaki: Gold-foiled double Habaki
Blade Length: 71.7 cm (28.23 inches)
Curvature: 1.6 cm (0.63 inches)
Peg Hole: 1
Width at the Base: 3.2 cm (1.26 inches)
Width at the Tip: 2.22 cm (0.87 inches)
Thickness: 0.74 cm (0.29 inches)
Sword Weight: 725 grams
Era: Edo Period, around the Manji era
Shape: Broad and thick with a slightly deep curve, the kissaki is slightly long, embodying the shape of the Kan’ei era.
Jigane: Itame hada that is well compacted, forming a beautiful Yamashiro jigane with active grain pattern.
Hamon: Developing into a bright, angular gunome-midare hamon emerging from a boil-like tempered area. Sand flows mix with kinsuji. The bōshi is round and turns back gracefully.

Characteristics: (Chrysanthemum crest) Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi, the first generation, became a master of Japanese sword forging and subsequently, across generations, became the head of Japanese sword forging, playing a role in the forging across the nation. Without his permission, one could not attain an official position, and he played a significant role.

From Aoi Art: The quality of this work is exceptional, and the unique hamon of the first generation, designated as an Important Cultural Property recently, under the emblem of the chrysanthemum, astonished me upon seeing it. Works of contemporary swords designated as Important Cultural Properties are quite rare, and this piece is a remarkable one with exceptional craftsmanship. Although the style differs, this work is an excellently crafted piece by Kinmichi.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:1,200,000 JPY-.

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