Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Igano kami Kimmichi
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 30.0 cm or 11.81 inches.
Sori : 0.45 cm or 0.17 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Kasane : 0.45 cm or 0.17 inches.
Era : Early Edo period around Kecho era(1603-1614).
Shape : The blade is wide and thick and nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Ko-Itame hada well grained with much Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie deki kogunome midare and Togari gunome mixed.
In Hamon, There are many sunagashi. The Nioikuchi is deep.
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.
It is said the 1st generation Kinmichi was equal to 9th generation Shizu Saburo Kaneuji.
This blade was made by 1st generation Kinmichi.
The blade is wide and thick and nice looking shape. That Tanto is very valuable. Because the Tanto production decrease sharply around Shinto era.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Koshirae : Kawarinuri Saya
Price (credit card) : JPY1,000,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY980,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)