Ordering number : 19128
Tachi in two Shirasaya.(25th NBTHK Tokubetsu Juyo Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Ichi (Yoshioka Ichimonji)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by highest ranking polisher.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.8 cm or 28.3 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.79 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.23 cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.09 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.45 cm or 0.177 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori
nice gorgeous shape. almost Ubu style.
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie attach and midare utsuri appear.
Hamon :Nioi deck choji midair hamon up and down with small ashi,
Yo work. In Hamon, there are sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Boshi: Midarekomi and turns back sharply and hakikake style.
Special feature:The blade is suriage and machiokuri,
and on the middle nakago, strong Ichi is engraved which is mentioned
as Ichimonji. The difference of Ichimonji Fukuoka
and Yoshioka is very active hamon or gentle choji midare hamon.
Generally Yoshioka Ichimonji is Sakasa choji midare mixed in choji midare.
Almost Ichimonji engrave ichi(-) on the nakago
and some sword maker engraved the signature under the (Ichi) Sukemitsu,
Suketsugu, Sukeyosi, Sukeshige.
Generally these signatures swords are simple choji midair not active hamon.
From Aoi Art: This sword is very rare sword as Yoshioka ichimonji
because the Hamon is very active Cyoji midair hamon like
Fukuoka Ichimonji. I think this sword is Hukuoka not Yoshioka
but NBTHK Judged as Yoshioka. According to the NBTHK
Tokubetsu Jyuyo Zuhu said the blade is slightly different
as saying this sword is small size Choji midair hamon.
The sword remind us Ubu style sword even though small suruage.
The condition is perfect wonderful jigane with midare utsuri
and very active Choji midare hamon.
Probably the sword belonged to Daimyo family sword.
I think this sword looks Jyuyo binkazai or national treasure item
class sword. We recommend the sword as keeping
as family’s treasure sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Jyuyo Paper
AOI ART estimation paper: whole Oshigata.