Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Tango Kami Kanemichi (2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to joy Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 72.4cm or 28.5 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.12cm or 28.5 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 800 grams.
Era : Edo period Tenna era
Shape : Wide and thick sword with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Good shape sword.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Janie attached beautiful Jihada
Hamon :From Hamachi, Niedeki Suguha then deep Nioikuchi Gunome Midare. Thick Ashi worked.
Special feature: Tango Kami Kanemichi’ 1st and 2nd generation make
swords similar and signature is also same so it is difficult
to identify. In our opinion, from the oldness, this is the
2nd generation’s sword.
Tsuba: Thin Kamakura style Tsuba. Flower is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate, Sakura flower is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Roiro Kizami style Saya
Menuki: Copper plate, Flower design is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The sword is difficult to identify which Kanemichi made the
sword, but we think it is 2nd generation. Hamon is deep
Nioikuchi Gunome-Midare. Jigane is also good and it was
used Osaka iron, healthy blade without flaws. Koshirae was
arranged by flower design. This is high ranking Tango Kami
Kanemichi sword, already passed Tokubetsu Hozon. We
strongly recommend this sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.