Wakizashi:Teisitsu Gigein Sugahara Kanenori

Ordering number; 19278
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature : Teisitsu Gigein Sugahara Kanenori 87 Okina saku
Taisho 5 Nen 6 Gatsu Kichijitsu Tame Iino Kichisaburo Innan Saijo

Explanation: Sugahara Kanenori made this blade on June luckyday,1916 at age of 87. This blade for Mr. Iino KIchisaburo.
About Mr. Iino Kichisaburo(1867-1944): He is a religionaist form Iwamura feudal clan in Mino province and was called Rasputin of Japan.

Sayagagi: Zaimei, Teisitsu Gigein Sugahara Kanenori 87 Okina saku
Taisho 5 Nen 6 Gatsu Kichijitsu Tame Iino Kichisaburo Innan Saijo
Blade length is 1Shaku 3Sun 6Bu.

ShinShinto: Jyo Saku: Tokyo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku.

The blade was polished.
Habaki: wood habaki.
Blade length: 40.3cm or 15.86 inches.
Sori :0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi:  1
Width at the hamachi:1.87 cm or 0.73 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.97 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.79cm or 0.31 inches.
The weight of the sword 420 grams.
Era : Shinshinto, Taisyo
Shape : The blade is rather width, and thickness with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki rathie thick nioikuch gunome midair with ash and yo sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape thick nioikuchi.

Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, dragon is engraved.
on the round shape iron stub, a dragon is engraved open work.
Saya: Kawarinuri saya.
Fuchik On the shakudo ishimeji , flower is engraved with gold color.
Menuki: A horse is engraved by shakudo plate with gold color.

Special feature: Imperial craftsman Sugawara Kanenori made this sword in Taisyo 5th (1916). June lucky day.
for Mr Iino Kichisaburo in order to make high ranking special person.
Iino Kichisaburo: He was born 1867 (1944 Feb, 3rd) at Mino province
who was a samurai of Iwamura lord. He beckme special own religious
and influenced to imperial family and army high ranking sloggers and
politician who was called Rasputin。 therefor he made this wakizasi
made this work hard to satisfy the client Mr Iino.
Probably he used this sword as a tool for his religious use.
Anyway this wakizashi must be one of hid masterpiece.

From Aoi Art: This wakizashi was made by his old age 87 years soshu
den. In the morning mist hamon active work with sunagashi, kinsuji .
Generally he made Bizenden style hamon but this wakizasi is Soshu den.
Probably Mr Iino Kichisaburo requested strongly sosyuden sword.
It is believed that he made this sword with his all his heart.
I think tis wakizasi is one of his best wakiashi.
We strongly recommend this sword for you. Koshirae is middle class saya is good.

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

Price: 550,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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