Ordering number: 21255
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Kikumon Izumi Kami Rai Kinmichi (3rd generation)
菊紋 和泉守来金道 3代
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length: 44.8 cm or 17.64 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.92cm or 1,15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.21cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.264 inches.
The weight of the sword 505 grams.
Era : Edo period Enpo era 1673.
Shape The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice Yamashiro Jigane.
Hamon: From Hamachi, Suguha Hamon and then round shape gunome midare with rather thick nioikuchi. Bo-shi is a round shape.
Special feature:Iga Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi was the most famous swordsmith in Kyoto.
The founder of Iga no kami Fujiwara Kinmichi started from Bunroku era (about 1590’s) and continued up to 11th generation. The first generation was allowed to sign Kikumon (family crest) and Nihon Kaji Sosho” in signature by Imperial court.This blade is forged by the 3rd generation the well-known swordsmith. This sword is a wide and thick healthy blade and also active vivid Oogunome Hamon like Doranba.
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba: On the Shakudo plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the Shakudo Nanako plate, the cherry trees in full bloom are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: On the Shakudo plate, one cart is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Izumi Kami Rai Kinmchi 3rd generation, Yamashiro’s swordsmith.
He made it. Koshirae also beautifully depicts the cherry blossom viewing party in Kyoto at that time, and you can see the gorgeous sight of the Heian period.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.