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Katana :(Kiku Mon) Takai Echizen Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:24055

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature: (Kiku Mon) Takai Echizen Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi

Saya inscription: Takai Echizen no Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi , noted for its splendid disorderly pattern. Blade length of 71.2 cm (28.03 in), made during the summer of Showa 33 (1958), year of the Boar. Carved by Kanzan with his signature and floral stamp.

According to our company standards, we categorize each swordsmith's work into four levels: Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This particular piece is ranked as Jyojyo Saku.

Silver Habaki (blade collar)
Blade length: 71.2 cm (28.03 in)
Curvature: 1.6 cm (0.63 in)
Mekugi hole: 1
Width at the base (Motohaba): 3.07 cm (1.21 in)
Width at the tip (Sakihaba): 1.88 cm (0.74 in)
Thickness at the base (Kasane): 0.72 cm (0.28 in)
Sword weight: 715 grams
Era: Edo period, Enpo era
Shape: Wide body, thick base, deep curvature
Jigane: Well-arranged ko-itame hada, creating a fine and dense structure
Hamon: Nioi-deki with straight Hamon transitioning to turbulent pattern towards the tip, featuring deep Nioi-guchi, sunagashi, and kinsuji
Kissaki: Round with deep Nioi-guchi, rounded turnback at the tip

Features: Echizen no Kami Rai Nobuyoshi was the third son of the first generation, Kyo-Shinano no Kami Rai Nobuyoshi, known as Takai Kinsaburo. He received the title of Shinano no Kami and lived on Abura-no-koji in Kyoto where he forged swords. He studied under Inoue Shinkai and Sukehiro, excelling in turbulent and straight patterns with deep Nioi-deki. He signed his works as "Echizen no Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi ," "Nyudo Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi ," and "Takai Echizen no Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi." He is known for his Hitatsura style, similar to Inoue Shinkai's straight blades. In his later years, it is said that he moved to Osaka to forge swords.

Tsuba: Firm with four indentations
Fuchikashira: Made to resemble cherry wood, detailed in ten spots with a fine finish
Saya (Scabbard): Crafted to resemble the trunk of a cherry tree, beautifully made in the style of a tachi koshirae
Menuki: Large red copper base with a lion carved in gold and colored paintings
If you wish to add a Tachi-O, please contact us for a separate fee of 150,000JPY.
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Aoi Art’s Comment: This is a splendid piece, beautifully forged with a vibrant turbulent pattern. An exceptional work.

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