Katana: (Kiku-Mon) Takai Echizen no kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi
Ordering number : 15449(Consignment sale)
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : (Kiku-Mon) Takai Echizen no kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi
Shinto : Cyujyosaku Ranking : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Settsu province.
The blade was polished
Blade length : 71.21 cm or 28.04 inches.
Sori : 1.52 cm or 0.6 inches.
Mekugi : 2 (One plugged with lead)
Width at the hamachi : 3.13 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo eraa.
Shape : The blade about 2 cm Machiokuri and suriage nakago.
The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Doranba hamon with verity thick nioikuchi and in Ha, sunagashi work.
Special feature : Takai Echizen no kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi is 3rd son of the first generation Shinano Kami Nobuyishi.
At that Enpo era, Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai are working for making.
Thick suguha or Doranba hamon.
Many sword makers tried to make as same as these sword makers.
Takai Echizen Kami succeeded to make like this Hamon.
From my opinion, his Hamon will be Jyojyo saki ranking.
The blade healthy wonderful Doranba hamon.
We recommend this sword for you.
Koshirae : Tachikoshirae. Very good all mating koshirae.
Tsuba : On the syakudo plate, karakusa style design and engraved with copper plate rim.
Fuchikashira : Kabutogane,Ishizuki,Harubigane, are made by syakudo awaho style.
Saya : Black color ishimeji saya. there are sme scratches but no bad.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved by syakudo plate.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,500,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)