Katana : (Kikumon) Iga no kami Fujiwara Kinmichi/Nihon Kaji soushou
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper) (Saitama prefecture Yusyu Jyuho Token)
Signature : (Kikumon) Iga no kami Fujiwara Kinmichi (3rd generation)
Nihon Kaji soushou
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 62.7 cm or 24.69 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.36 cm or 1.32 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Middle Edo period. Enpo era
Shape : The blade is wide and deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : From the hamachi, thick nioikuchi suguha and then gunome midair with thick nioikuchi like Doranba hamon with sunagashi in the Ha.
Special feature : Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi was
a stream of the kanemichi in Muromachi period.
Ecchu kami masatoshi, first generation Tanba and also
Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara kinmichi and so on were student of the Kinmichii.
From the Edo Daimyo's order, he was requested to make sword at Hamagoten in Edo castle
but he was illness so his 4th generation Rai Kinmichi and 3rd generation Kinmichi joined and made sword
at that place, but 3rd generation Kinmichi selected and ordered to make sword at Edo place.
This sword is quite nice gunome midair with thick nioikuchi hamon.
The blade was selected Jyuho Token in Saitama prefecture.
Koshirae : Higo koshirae.
Tsuba : On the round shape iron Tsuba, karakusa design is engraved by gold.
Fuchikashira : On the iron plate, karakusa design is engraved by gold.
Saya : Red brown color.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, some plant design is engraved.
Saitama prefecture Yusyu Jyuho Token (the blade is selected as very precious sword for Saitama prefecture)
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 850,000 JPY