Wakizashi:(Kikumon)Iga Kami Kinmichi(the 3rd)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 22410
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature:(Kikumon)Iga Kami Kinmichi(the 3rd)
(菊紋)伊賀守藤原金道(3代)
Nihon Kaji Sosho
日本鍛冶惣匠

Shinto: Chujyo saku: Yamashiro

(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.
habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:52.6cm or 20.70inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:2.86cm or 1.12inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.07cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane:0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:475grams
Era: The Hoei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with normal Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, Suguha from Hamachi. After that, Gunomemidare with uneven changes of height follows. Nioikuchi is deep. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work. Boshi is almost Yakizume and turns back round sharply.

Special feature: Iga Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi, also known as Mishina Kanbei, attained Iga Kami in Jokyo 1. He is one of the greatest 5 swordsmiths in Kyoto, Kinmichi started from the 1st in the Bunroku era and lasted to the 11th. The 1st was summoned to Kyoto and approved to be Kinri Kajishi(swordsmith for government) and also approved as Iga Kami. In Kyoho 7, in his later years, he was allowed to make swords in Hamagoten. He passed away on the 28th of June, 1726.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped Shakudo-Nanako plate. Waves and fish are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate, waves are engraved with colors.
Saya: Red-bean colored Ishimeji Saya.

From Aoi Art: This work has a beautiful Yamashiro
Jigane and Gunomemidare with uneven changes. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work in Ha. We truly recommend this to you. Koshirae is also nice and suits the blade well.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:480,000 JPY-.

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