Wakizashi: Iga no kami Fujiwara Kinmichi (2nd generation)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature: Iga no kami Fujiwara Kinmichi (2nd generation)
(Shinto, Chujo saku, Wazamono )
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52.6 cm or 20.70 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Early Edo period. About Manji era.(about 1658.)
Shape : This blade is wide and thick Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Tight Ko-itame, with Jinie attach. It’s very beautiful Jitetsu.
Hamon : Nie based, Notare and Gunome mix with rather wide Nioikuchi.
There are Ashi in Ha.
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.
The 2nd generation Kinmichi was a first son of 1st generation Kinmichi.
And he was called Mishina Kanbe.
The 2nd generation Kinmichi succeeded the signature in 1637.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 320,000-.