Wakizashi : (Kikumon) Echizen no kami Minamoto rai Nobuyoshi
Ordering number : 12540
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature:(Kikumon) Echizen no kami Minamoto rai Nobuyoshi
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper plate with silver color single habaki.
Blade length : 52.7 cm or 20.74 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.92 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.8 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo Enpo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick and long Wakizashi and deep sori and also long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work beautiful oosaka jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare douranba hamon with thick nioikuchi. In Ha, there are many sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape with Hakikake style.
Special feature : Echizen Kami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi was 3rd son of the Shinano Kami Nobuyoshi and moved to Oosaka.
He was called Echizen no kami Manamoto Nobuyoshi, Echizen no kami Minamoto rai Nobuyoshi, and on the top of the signature, he cut the Kikumon (family crest).
At that period, Kanbun, Enpo era, Doranba hamon which were made by Sukehiro or Inoue Shinkai beautiful thick wide nioikuchi suguha were high reputation and influenced to many sword makers.
Takai Echizen Kami Nobuyoshi also influenced this kind of Hamon and imitated these sword makers Sukehiro and Shinkai.
His subject is rather different Gunome and doranba hamon which is rather smaller sized Gunome and Doranba.
This blade is wonderful active Gunome near Doranba hamon.
He is high reputation swordsmith.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 49,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)