Ordering number: 23123
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Sesshu Osaka Ju Mishina Yamato Kami Yoshimichi(2nd)
Empo 4 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu Oite Bushu Edo Tsukuru kore
Shinto: Chujyo saku: Sesshu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Silver single Habaki
Blade length:61.82cm or 24.33inches.
Sori:1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.25cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.04cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:685grams
Era: Empo 4, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with slightly shallow Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense to be beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with uneven changes of heights. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work weakly. Boshi is Sansaku boshi and becomes like flames.
Special feature: This work has Mei, place, and production date. It is historically important.
From Aoi Art: The 2nd succeeded to the family from the 1st before the Empo period and made this sword in Empo 4. Inscription is interesting. Yoshimichi 2nd, who lived in Osaka, Sesshu, made this sword in Bushu, Edo on a lucky day in February, Empo 4. Inscriptions of 1st and 2nd are really similar and very hard to tell which is which. We wonder why he made the sword in Edo. We truly recommend this well-made and historically important work to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta