Wakizashi:(Kikumon)Echizen kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi(NBTHK Tokubetsui Hozon)

Ordering number: 21778
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsui Hozon)

Signature :(Kikumon)Echizen kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi
菊紋 越前守源来信吉

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to jyojyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single single habaki.
Blade length: 46.0cm or 18.1inches.
Sori: 1.2 cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.81cm or 1.10inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane: 0.65cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword: 435grams.
Era : Edo period Kaei era (1865)
Era: Edo period Enpo era.
Shape: Regular width and thickness, Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Utsuri is visible
Hamon: Ko-Niedeki Suguha. Ko-Ashi, Nijuba, Sunagashi, Kinsuji worked. Boshi is round shape Hakikake style.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: iron plate, dragon and cloud is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, Flower and butterfly are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black lacquer Saya, gray pattern is engraved.
Kojiri: Iron plate, swirl is engraved.
Kurikata: Shakudo plate, dragon is engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: The sword smith has good skills and the sword has a lot of
effect. Especially, Uchinoke, Nijuba, kinsuji, Utsuri worked
strongly.The sword is Shinto but looks like Koto, some of his
swords also looks like Shinkai and Sukehiro.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata 

Price:450,000 JPY-.

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