Yari in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Rai Kinmichi (First generation)
Shito: Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Yamashiro province.
The blade was polished.
Whole Shirasaya length: 61.5 cm or 24.21 inches.
Blade length : 20.2 cm or 7.95 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.49 cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.97 cm or 0.38 inches.
Era : Edo period. around Keian era(1648-1651).
Shape : Regular size Yari. Kera-Kubi is short.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Sanbonsugi. some part is Gunome Midare.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji.
Special feature : Rai Kinmichi is a younger brother of Kinmichi first generation.
This blade looks like Kinmichi first generation.
There is few Yari of Rai Kinmichi. It is precious.
He made this Yari very carefully. The blade is very healty.
And also the polishing is good.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.