Ordering number: 21128
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature: Yamato kami Yoshimichi 大和守吉道
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs tojyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori :1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.0cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 695 grams.
Era : Edo period aroudn Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and rather thick Katana with small Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. Visible to see the texture.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha Hamon, and then Choji Midare, Ko Choji Midare, and Gunome Midare mixed with soft Ashi.
Boshi is round and pointed shape.
Special feature: Yamato (No) Kami Yoshimichi,
born MIshina Uzaemon was the second son of Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi the First in Osaka.
Yamato (No) Kami Yoshimichi forged Sudare-ba Hamon on his early works.
Influenced by Kobushigata-Choji Kawachi (No) Kami Kunisuke, he showed excellent workmanship. Yoshimichi created a characteristic Choji-Midare including Tora-no-o, tiger tail in Japanese that is a point worthy of appreciation.
NBTHK Hozon Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.