Wakizashi – Yamashiro Igo no Kami Kinmichi – 1596

This is a beautiful sword made in the Keicho era ( 1596 ) by the Igo no kami Kinmichi school in Kyoto. It is in new polish and displays a nice gunome temper line and itame grain ( hada ). The blade measures 17 & 3/8 inches along the cutting edge ( nagasa ). The boshi is Komaru ( short turn back ) and it has a long deep Bohi on the omote and Ura sides. The tang has been shortened ( osuriage mumei ) and there is no longer a signature. The sword was awarded NTHK Kanteisho papers stating it as genuine and important work of the Kinmichi school. Pictures of the blade and a copy of the NTHK paper is shown below.

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