Ordering number : 16607
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : (Kiku mon) Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Kyo 3rd generation)
Shinto: Cyujyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki :gold lapped with single habaki.
Blade length : 75.7 cm or 29.8 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.86 inches.
Width at the h1amachi : 3.06cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane :0.69 cm or 0.272inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is long and wide and thick with small sori Kanbun shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice Yamashiro texture.
Hamon :From Hamachi area, suguha start with niedeki and then sudareba hamon douboe and 3 folded hamon sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape.
special feature:The Mishina School in Kyoto hatched four schools; Kyo Tamba (No) Kami, Fushimi Tamba (No) Kami, Osaka Tamba (No) Kami and Yamato (No) Kami. Shallow curvature of the blade is one of a distinctive feature of Kambun-shinto. It is said that the characteristic hamon called Sudare-ba originated with Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi. Sudare means a bamboo blind in Japanese.
This sword is healthy and long size nice Sudareba hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.