Ordering number : AS09229
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :(Kikumon) TAKAI ECHIZEN KAMI MINAMOTO RAI NOBUYOSHI.
Shinto:Jyo saku ranking: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 : Shakudo hitoe habaki.
Blade length : 56 cm or 22.04 inches.
Sori : 1.515 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape : The blade is regular width, thickness with some sorri
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
On the front, Kenmaki ryu is engraved.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained
with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with rather thick nioikuchi bright and clear.
Special feature: Echizen no kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi was a son
of first genertation Kyo Shinano kami Nobuyoshi.
And his real name was Takai Kinsaburou.
He was strongly influenced by Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai.
And his strong points are Touranba-Hamon
and Suguha with deep Nioikuchi.
He has some signature “Echizen no kami Minamoto Nobuyoshi”,
“Nyu-do Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi” ,
“Takai Echizen no kami Minamoto no Nobuyoshi”.
He migrated to Osaka pref in his late life and made Sword at there.
It’s felt that this Katana was made in his late life,
because there is “Kikumon Ichi” in signature.
Saya :Black roiro saya.
Tsuba : Mokko shape, silver Tsuba, wave and Mitsudomoe family crest are engraved.
Fuchikashirai : On the syakudo plate, waves and a dragon are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: I think the menuki looks solid gold but not guarantee.
From Aoi Art:Echizen Kami Nobiyoshi is very skilful sword maker
and strongly influenced Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai with deep suguha and do-ranba hamon.
This blade is suguha hamon bright and clear with thick nioikuchi.
On the front a Kenmaki ryu is engraved later generation.
Kosirae is nice combination of the Ko-dogu.
Menuki looks solid gold but not guarantee.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon paper.