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Katana : Nihon Kaji Sosho Iga Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi (5rd Generation)/Kikumon Kaminariyoke Anei 10 Sai 2 Gatsuhi

Order number : 15057

Katana in Koshirae

Signature : Nihon Kaji Sosho Iga Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi (5rd Generation)
Kikumon Kaminariyoke Anei 10 Sai 2 Gatsuhi

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

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 62.7 cm or 24.68 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.97 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period, Anei era (1772)
Shape : Wide width with regular size rather short Katana.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Suguha from the Hamachi and then thick nioikuch gunome midare.
In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji.

Special feature : Iga no kami Kinmichi was a great swordsmith in Kyoto.
Nihon Kaji Sosho was a controlling position that controlled all swordsmiths,
when swordsmiths received Mei(signature) from Imperial court.
Igano kami Kinmichi was allowed to engrave “Kiku-mon” and “Nihon Kaji Sosho” for generations.
Probably It is the sword which father handed the sword which he owned
as a precious sword of the heredity carefully as a Army sword so that a son goes to the battle front. 
I think his father prayed his son's destiny continuing for a long time.
He handed down his sword to his son.

Koshirae : Army mounting.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 350,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)