Ordering number : 19618
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo Token)(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Iga Kami Minamoto Kanemichi
Shinto : Syu saku : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled copper double Habaki
Blade length : 47.0 cm or 18.5 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.40 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period, Kanei era
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi with a shallow Sori and a long Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada grained well with Jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie-deki, tight Nioikuchi, Suguha with small Ashi.
Boshi : Maru and Hakikake.
Saya : Black roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Mokko-shaped iron Tsuba with the ducks under the moon.
Menuki : Hotei(the god of cleverness) design.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanakoji Fuchikashira with the Shishi dog design.
From Aoi Art : The swords by Iga-kami Minamoto Kanemichi are a kind of reminiscent of those of Yamato school.
This sword has a good shape and Sugha.
The Koshriae looks very sophisticated and elegant.