Ordering number: 21484
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho
Signature :Yamato Kami Yoshimichi first generation.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Silver single foiled habaki.
Blade length : 74.4 cm or 29.29 inches.
Sori :3.0 cm or 0.75inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.23 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword:865 grams.
Era :Edo period
Shape : The blade is slightly wide, very thick,
Bo-hi are on the both sides of the blade,
Sori is deep, Kissaki is longer and well-balanced shape.
Jigane :Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached to be a beautiful Jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki Gunome-midare, Hamon which reminds us of wave motions at the sea,
the wave has Ashi and Ha works, Kinsuji and Sunagashi work.
Special feature:Yamato Kami Yoshimichi was a second son of Osaka Tamba Kami Yoshimichi 1st generation, originally called as Mishina-Uzaemon, his early works had Sudareba. He made fist-shaped Choji-midare influenced by Kawachi Kami Kunisuke, to prove his great skills. Except for the influences from Tamba Kami Yoshimichi, he has made his own unique Choji-midare with Torano-o-gaeri, which is worth appraisal.
From Aoi Art: This work differs from the normal Hamon on the point that it is Echizen-ish Hamon with wave patterns with Ashi, often made by Yasutsugu and others. And the body shape is quite similar to the ones in the Kamakura period with deep Sori. We can truly recommend this work for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.