Kinmichi

KINMICHI katana, early shinto;

mei: (omote) “Nihon Kaji Sosho Mishina Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi”
ura mei: kiku mon, other kanji not read
sugata: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune;
kitae: itame hada; nagasa: katana; very little sori;
hamon: wide notare-gunome with long suguha; abundant nioi and nie
boshi: komaru, nioi and nie, with short kaeri;
nakago: ubu with one hole
[Mino-to: 53, 54; 112, 113; 226]
this is the nidai Kinmichi Iga no Kami, he is of the Mishina Ha of Yamashiro and was grandson
of Seki Kanemichi. He had influence at the Imperial Court and called himself Nihon Kaji Sosho
“master Japanese swordsmith”. He used the Imperial kiku mon on ura nakago. He died in 1695.
(oshigata from Paul Martin)

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