Tanto: Iga Kami Kinmichi(the 6th generation)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: AS23498(Consignment Sale)

Tanto(NBTHK Hozon Token) in Koshirae

Nihon Kaji Sousyou Iga Kami Kinmichi (the 6th generation)
Kaminariyoke Bunka 2Nen 11Gatsu Kichijitsu.
(sword for lightning protection made on the good day of November,1805)

日本鍛治宗匠伊賀守藤原金道 菊紋雷除文化二年十一月吉日

At our company, we categorize swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch,
excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as a high-quality work.
This sword has been polished.

Habaki: copper
Blade Length: 21.8 cm (8.6in)
Hole: 1
Base Width: 2.12 cm (0.8 in)
Thickness: 0.6 cm (0.2in)
Weight: 140 g

Era: Late Edo Period (1805)
Shape: Kanmuri-Otoshi sryle.
Jigane: fine Itame hada.
Hamon: Niedeki clear Hamon with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi is round-shaped.
Features: The 6th generation of Iga Kami Kinmichi was the son of the Iga Kami Kinmichi the 5th, and made many swords engraved with the inscription of “Kaminari-Yoke(雷除, lightning protection)”.

From Aoi Art: The reason why Kinmichi produced many lightning protection swords is said to have originated from a legend that Emperor Goyozei avoided lightning strikes by the first Kinmichi’s sword. Unlike today, lightning strikes must have been a great thereat to the people of that time.

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Auction starting Price:270,000 JPY-.

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