Ordering Number: 23425
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Inscription: (Kiku Mon) Izumi Kami Rai Kinmichi(3rd Generation)
Enpo 8nen 2gatsu Kichijitsu
Our company categorizes swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch, excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as an excellent work.
Polished blade by high ranking polisher.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade Length: 69.5 cm (27.4 in)
Curvature: 1.1 cm (0.4 in)
Mekugi-ana: 1 hole
Motohaba (Width at Base): 3.5cm (1.3in)
Sakihaba (Width at Tip): 2.2cm (0.9in)
Kasane (Thickness): 0.8cm (0.3in)
Weight: 885 grams
Era: the early Edo period (1680)
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with small curve.
Jigane: The jigane displays a finely-forged itame pattern with a small chikei grain texture, characteristic of the Yamashiro region.
Hamon: Niedeki, notare hamon with deep nioikuchi.
Features: Shinto: Chu-Jyo saku, Waza-mono: Yamashiro
Rai Kinmich, who made this sword is the 3rd generation of Rai Kinmichi.
From Aoi Art: The condition of nakago is good. Notare hamon with deep nioikuchi reminds me of the sea. I recommend this high quality sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper