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Kinmichi

Product No. KA-002   (金道) Kinmichi. 8th generation.
Sword type Katana. Boys-sword.
Omote/Mei Kiku mon: Raiyo kami fujiwara Kinmichi. (菊紋): 雷除守藤原金道
Ura Nihon kaji shosho. 日本鍛冶宗匠
Provence, area Yamashiro.
Era Start- Tenpō (1830-1844) end Kōka (1844-1848).
Date 1844.
Teacher Kinmichi.

 

Dimensions

Nagasa 50.9 cm
Sori 1.50 cm
Motohaba 1.97 cm
Sakihaba 1.37 cm
Munekasane 0.46 cm
Nakago 13.7 cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate n/a
Other certificate n/a
Rating Chu Jo Saku.
Condition Reasonable/good.
Polished Yes, old. Needs a light refreshment polishing.
School     Mishina.
Sharpness Wazamono.

 

Item Details

Sugata Shinogi zukuri, Ihori mune, Koshi sori, Ko-Kissaki.
Kissaki Chu kissaki.
Kitae O notara hada nagare, ji nie.
Hamon O notara toran midare, tasho gumone, nagaku yakidashi, ashi, nie deki, sukoshi sunagashi, kinsuji.
Horimone n/a.
Bōshi Sugu ko maru kaeri fukashi, on the omote hakikake.
Nakago Ubu, saki ha agari kuri jiri, yasuri me kiri, mune asai maru.
Mekugi-ana 1 mekugi ana.
Habaki Red copper, double folded Habaki.

 

Koshirae None.
Shira-saya Blade has an old polish in a reasonable condition. Stored in a Shirasaya with a purple-coloured silk bag.

 

Additional Information BOYS KATANA. Here’s a before and after detail of this blade signed Raijo Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi. It’s done in a sashikomi style because the majority of the hamon goes all the way up to the shinogi, so not suitable for hadori. This appears to be the 10th generation (judai) Kinmichi dating from around +/-1848 (Kaei-period).

This BOY’S KATANA: Is an actual boys katana. Not just a skinny wakizashi, but a down scaled katana meant for about a 5 to 8 year old boy to train with.

 

History Kinmichi, 10th generation, 1850, Yamashiro, (Kiku) Raijo Iga (no) Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi (菊紋) 雷除 伊賀守藤原金道.  He’s the nephew of the 8th generation Kinmichi, and received the “Iga (no) Kami” title on July 5th, 1844.  His works are mostly ko-itame hada (almost mu-ji) with suguha in nioi.

KINMICHI (金道), 10th gen., Kaei (嘉永, 1848-1854), Yamashiro – “Kaminari-yoke Mishina Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi Nihon-kaji-sōshō” (雷除三品伊賀守藤原金道日本鍛冶宗匠), “Kaminari-yoke Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi” (雷除伊賀守藤原金道), he was actually the nephew of the 8th gen. Kinimichi and came from the Miki family (三木) but was adopted into the Mishina family, he received the honorary title Iga no Kami on the fifth day of the seventh month Tenpō 15 (1844), he was first and foremost famous for his wakizashi and shorter blades, dense ko-itame which tends to muji, suguha with compact nioiguchi

 

Price € 2750,– (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).

The following pictures may exhibit some reflections, this has to do with the brightness of the objects; Sorry for this.