Ordering number : 08433
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hoson Token) (Consignment sale)
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Kyoto 4th genaration)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
Shinto,Chu-Jyo saku, Wazamono, Yamashiro
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed single habaki.
Blade length : 68.79 cm or 27.08 inches.
Sori : 2.85cm or 1.12inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.17cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.23inches.
The weight of the sword 630grams.
Era : Edo period, Enpo period(1673-1681)
Shape : Wide and thick blade.
Large Sori, longer Kissaki and Bo-hi on both side.
Jigane : Beautiful Jigane with Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached.
Hamon : From Hamachi, Suguha with deep Nioiguchi then deep Nioiguchi Gunome-midare up and down.
In Hamon, Sunagashi and Kinsuji mowork. Bo-shi is big and round, turns back sharply.
Special feature: Tanba Kami Yoshimichi in Kyoto is approved to engraved Kiku-mon on Nakago until end of Edo.
But Tanba in Osaka was not approved. Both Tanba are famous because they made a blade has Sudare.
It is very difficult to make Sudare blade and people said that Yoshimichi must has some secret skills.
From Aoi Art: This Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Kyoto 4th genaration) is Nioiguchi Gunome-midare and this is very rare.
There are some little Kizu but is not critical and no problem to display.
It is very difficult to make the same sword in modern time. We think he did not made a Sudare blade,
like what they made from the first genaration because he tried to get some new skills.
NBTHK Tokubetsui Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata