Wakizashi:Kinmei(gold inlay) Enju

Ordering number : 21285
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature:Kinmei(gold inlay) Enju
金銘 延寿

Sayagaki: Enju Osatu. blade length 1 Shaku 6 Sun 1 Bu
written by Dr. Kanzan.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to joy Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki engraved a family crest.
Blade length : 48.79 cm or 19.2 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.354inches.
Mekugi :  3
Width at the hamachi : 2.7cm or 1.06inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.795 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword 510grams.
Era : Late Kamakura to early nanbokucyo period.
Shape : Oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) the blade is rather wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha hamon with small nashi work and along with suguha hamon long kinsuji work and also sunagashi.

Special feature:Jigane is very beautiful fine texture with shirake Utsuri appear.Hamon is suguha hamon bright and clear and also bo-shi is round shape very clear and nice shape. It will be a blade crest. Higo Enjyu school started with Kunimura,Taro who is said to be the grandson of Yamashiro Rai Kuniyuki. Kuniyoshi, kunitoki, kuniyasu, kunitomo, Kuninobu Kunitsuna and so on Many good workers worship at the Late Kamakura period to early Nanbokucyo period
in the early days, Kikuchi gun sumifu in the country prospered greatly. Each style has no distinctive personality and is generally similar to the style of Rai school, but sirake utsuri stands with a forged Nagare masa, and nioikuchi has a somewhat gentler work in the shizumi gokoro blade. In addition, the Bo-shi tip has a slightly large roundness, and his sori is shallow, and there is a difference in that it is mentioned as a highlight of the same group.

Koshirae :
Saya: red brown roiro saya
Tsuba :On the syakudo Rokko style tsuba, kiki is covered by syakudo plate.
Fuchi:on the syakudo plate, many lines are engraved. Kashira: horn.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, plants are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: Oo suriage mumei, but Nakago has a gold signature with Enjyu and inlay. Twice a long and fine kinsuji works along the suguha hamon, and Jigane is packed and beautifully Utsuri appears to create an elegant atmosphere. Koshirae is a dignified work that fits well with Enjyu’s work. It’s a masterpiece and I definitely recommend it.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price : 750,000 JPY-.

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