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Wakizashi: Iga Kami Kinmichi (Early 2nd generation)


Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon)(consignment sale)
Signature : Iga Kami Kinmichi (Early 2nd generation)
Shinto:Chujo saku : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Yamashiro.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku,ranking.

Sayagaki : Iga no Kami Kinmichi the 2nd generation early work deki Yorosii
The blade was made by 2nd early stage sword and the blade is good quality. The length is 57,3cm Kanzan Sayagaki.

The blade is polished by a good polisher.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 57.3 cm or 22.6 inches.
Sori : 1.21 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Manji era. (around AD 1658~1660)
Shape : This Wakizashi’s blade is almost as long as Katana. and regular size width and small curve and long Kissaki early Edo style.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Masame-hada mixed with Jinie attach nice old feeling texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha and Notare mixed with thick Nioikuchi, Asi, Yo and Kinsuji work well. Boshi is Hakikake style.

Special feature : 2nd generation Iga Kami Kinmichi called Mishina Kanbei got the title Iga Kami at Kanei 14th September. he passed away Enpo 8, Oct 31st.
The first generation was quite well known sword maker and made Soshu style active Hamon andthe 2nd generation Kinmichi helped his father and studied Father's technique.
This sword was made early stage of his work so the Jigane and Hamon is almost the same as first generation.
This sword is long Wakizashi having quite well Jigane and Hamon which remind us Soshu Shizu.
Especially wavy temper line with thick Nioikuchi is bright and marvelous.
Sayagaki done by KanzanSensei mentioned this is a good work. We recommend this sword for you.

NBTHK Tkubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 430,000 JPY