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Wakizashi : Kikuhana hori Oumi no Kami Minamoto Hisamichi Chakushi Minamoto Rai Hisatsugu (2nd generation)/Motte Nanban Tetsu Tsukuruno

Ordering number : 14339

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Kikuhana hori Oumi no Kami Minamoto Hisamichi
Chakushi Minamoto Rai Hisatsugu (2nd generation)
Motte Nanban Tetsu Tsukuruno

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 57.1 cm or 22.48 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Shotoku
Shape : It is wide and thick katana with some sori.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : NIe structure with deep Nioiguchi. It is in Gunome Midare almost like Douranba with some parts in tama(circle hamon).
There are many sunagashi and kinzuji works. Boushi is round ended.

Special feature : Oumi kami Hisamichi is a student of second generation Iga no kami Kinmichi.
He is not originally from Mishian however he has received the honor of becoming one of 5 selective Kyoto sword smith.
At Kanbun first year, he has received the post of Oumi daijyo and at the same year he has changed his post to Oumi no kami.
Some of his works include Kikumon of 16 petals while he has also engraved Kiku-mon with branches.
There were no branch Kiku-mon used for Enpo 8th Year Augustj.
He was allowed to use the signature of Second generation Igano kami Kinmichi MIshina signature.
On the nakago, there is branch crest engraved.
This sword is deep sori and the jigane is itame hada well grained with nie well attached.
It is strong jigane. Hamon has high burn of gunome ha and there is no loose part from top to bottom.
It is very clear that this is a true master piece from the hardened wazamono piece.
At the time it was quite new to have chrysanthemum Eda(branch) Kiku-mon.
First generaiton Oumi kami Kisamchi was called Hori Rokurobe.
He was a student of second generation Kinmichi and was called One of the Big five Kyoto Sword Smith.
At Kanbun 1st year he has received the post of Oumi Daijo.
At same here when he has changed to Oumi kami, he has passed away at the age of 85.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 520,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)