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Rai Kinmichi Wakizashi
Out of the woodwork, walking into a Fairgrounds weapons collectors show. A long wakizashi signed, [Kiku] Izumi no Kami Rai Kinmichi. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chukissaki, short bohi. Hawatare: 1 shaku 8 sun 1 bu 8 rin (55.09 cm / 21.69"). Motohaba: 3.38 cm. Sakihaba: 2.3cm. Kasane: 7.3 mm. Gunome midare, deep ashi, nado. Mishina boshi. Itame with fine jinie. A bare blade with only a saya.
He is the third generation Rai Kinmichi, working in Yamashiro tradition. rated Chujo saku in Nihon Toko Jiten- Shinto Hen, with a sharpness rating of Wazamono. Valued at 2,800,000 yen in Toko Taikan, by Tokuno. He was the younger brother of Kinshiro Hisamichi. He received the title of Izumi no Kami during Enpo (1673-1681), which accounts for the Kambun (1661-1673) sugata of this blade. Needs a touch up polish, but can be appreciated as it is. $3,000
Nihon Toko Jiten- Shinto Hen [Kiku] Izumi no Kami Rai Kinmichi