Ordering number : 19124
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Tsuba: NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :(Kikumon) Oumi Kami Hisamichi (First generation)
Sayagaki: written by Mr. Tanobe.
Joshu Omi Kami Hisamichi.
6 Kanji characters with Kikumon. Notare base Hamon with Gunome Midare.
Nie and Nioi are thick. The Ha is bright.
This square Midare Hadori shows the school’ individuality.
Blade length is 69.8cm.
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Yamashiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Oumi Kami Hisamich belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by good polisher.
Habaki :gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.23cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.77cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Esdo period Enpo era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie attach well grained clear Jigane.
There are Kitae-Ware on the Boshi of Sashiomote side.
And there is a small Kitae-Kizu around 15cm from the Yokote line.
Hamon :From the Hamachi, suguha hamon
and then gunome midare with thick nioikuchi.
In Hamon, ashi and sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape。
Special feature : First generation Hisamichi was called
Kyo 5 bankaji which was a stream of the Misina school.
First He got the title of the Oumi Daijyo and later on He changed to Oumi Kami.
He came from first generation Iga Kami Kinmichi who was called Hori Rokurobei.
Hisamichi was conferred as the O-mi（No）Kami in 1662 at the age of 37.
Around then he started to use the chrysanthemum crest with the signature.
Hisamichi is counted among the Kyoto-go (5)-kaji, the five best swordsmiths in Kyoto.
The title of O-mi (No) Kami and chrysanthemum crest had been succeed for generations.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, landscape is engraved with gold inlay color.(NBTHK Hozon Paper: Mumei(Aizu Shoami))
Saya: Black Inro Kizami Saya.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, peony is engraved with gold and silver color.
Menuki: Shakudo, person is engraved.
From Aoi Art: Oumi Kami Minamoto Hisamichi first generation is well known Misina and became Gobankaji at Kyoto.
This blade is wide and thick and has nice Koshirae.
Katana: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Tsuba: NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.