和泉守来金道
Izumi no Kami Rai Kinmichi
SCHOOL Mishina
PERIOD Edo Jidai Circa 1660
PAPER/CLASSIFICATION NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon 
MEI "Izumi no Kami Rai Kinmichi"  
TOKOTAIKAN RANKING 2.8 Million Yen
FUJISHIRO RANKING Chu Jo Saku
FORM Wakizashi
NAGASA 46.8 cm
SUGATA  Shinogi-zukuri
SORI Tori-zori
SORI MEASUREMENT 0.5 cm
KISSAKI Chu-Kissaki
KISSAKI MEASUREMENT 3.3 cm
MUNE Iori mune
KASANE 7 mm
MOTOHABA 3.1 cm
SAKIHABA 2.3 cm
NAKAGO CONDITION Ubu
NAKAGO SHAPE Standard with irayamagata jiri  
MEKUGIANA One
YASURIME  Sujikai



Hamon :   Nie-deki gunome midare. Thick and bright nioi-guchi. Many ashi and there are also sunagashi.

Boshi :   Ura is ko-maru with nie hataraki and a short return. Omote is nearly yakizume.

Kitae :   Ko-mokume with ji-nie.


About this sword :   This is a fine Mishina School wakizashi by the sandai Izumi no kami Rai Kinmichi. He was active from about Keian (1648-1652) to Enpo ( 1673-1681). The sandai Rai Kinmichi has a good reputation. He was ranked as wazamono by the Yamada family and Chu Jo Saku by Fujishiro.

This blade is extremely healthy. It is a wide and powerful wakizashi. It has a moto-haba of 3.1 cm, saki-haba of 2.3 cm and a kasane of 7mm. There is clear nakago fumbari. This is seen in ubu nakago that are in especially good condition. I.E. the machi have not been trimmed many times over the years as a result of repeated polishing. The workmanship of this blade shows a fully controlled nioi-guchi and evenly tempered jigane. The polish was done in Japan. The geometry is near perfection and the clarity of the jigane is impressive. The steel has a lovely blue hue and the nioi guchi is bright, thick and vibrant.

This blade comes with a Tokubetsu Hozon Paper from the NBTHK. It has a finely made gold-foil habaki and a shirasaya. There is tape residue on the shirasaya and there are some minor dings in the wood. This is a great opportunity to own an outstanding Mishina school blade.

$4750





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