Ordering number : 15280
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(48th NBTHK NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Iga Kami Kinmichi (first generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 41.6 cm or 16.37 inches.
Sori : 0.4 cm or 0.15 inches.
Mekugi : 2(1 filled)
Width at the hamachi : 3.39 cm or 1.33 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Hirauchi Wakizashi.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is his characteristic Notare and Sansaku-fu Hakikake shape.
In Ha, there are Aranie, Sunagashi, Kinsuji and Yubashiri.
This blade is vigorous and his masterpiece.
Special feature: Iga Kami Kinmichi (first generation), his father Kanemichi,
Tanba kami Yoshimichi and Ecchu kami Masatoshi moved from Mino to Kyoto.
They made a lot of swords in there. This Wakizashi is wide, thick and rather large Sori.
There are Sunagashi, Kinsuji, and equal Yubashiri.
The Hamon is powerful. It is a typical Kinmich first generation.
This is a masterpiece of his blades.
48th NBTHK NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.