Ordering number : AS16617
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu)
Signature : Kiku Mon Izumi Kami Rai Kinmichi(3rd generation)
Sayagaki: Isshun Kuon Ichiji Fuhen Kiku Mon Izumi Kami Rai Kinmichi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver foiled double Habaki(a part is missing)
Blade length : 46.36 cm or 18.25 inches.
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.29 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane :0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period around Enpo era.
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi with rather deep Sori.
The blade is healthy.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful Yamashiro Jigane.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha and then Nie Deki gunome Midare with many Ashi. In the Ha, there are Kinsuji.
Special feature: Izumi Kami Rai Kinmichi 3rd was a sword smith from Mino province to Kyoto. The first generation established a solid position as Kyo to Goban Sword smith and continued to maintain a stable position thereafter.
The 3rd generation is making wide, thick and solid swords while the production of swords in the Japan is declining.
Koshirae : Higo Koshirae.
Saya : Black Saya with some pattern.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba with arabesque pattern.
Menuki : Shakudo, ink and brush are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Iron with arabesque pattern.
Kozuka: Wari Kogai: Kojiri : Iron with arabesque pattern.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.