Ordering number: 18009
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : (Kiku family crest) Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Kyo 3rd generation)
Shinto: Chu Jyo Saku: Yamashiro.
(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 : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 54.0 cm or 21.26 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.433 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.01cm or 1.185 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.874 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword 570 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The sword is about 2cm Machiokuri wide
and thick with suitable sori healthy blade.
Jigane : Koitame Hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice Yamashiro jigane.
Hamon : From the Hamachi, suguha hamon and then vivid Sudare hamon and
sunagashi, kinsuji work in Hamon.
Special feature: According to the sword book, it is very difficult to make
Sudareba. So both schools keep secrets to make Sudareba for a long time.
Even if modern times, wordsmith says it is difficult to make same Hamon.
This blade was made by Yoshimichi(Kyo 3rd generation).
Due to the short-lived, his left few swords during his life.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Tsuba : On the round shape iron Tsuba mimi is covered by a shakudo plate
and engraved a man and other by using Chinese story
with gold color and shakudo, copper plate.
Menuki : On the shakudo plate, a flower is engaged with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the shakudo plate, a peony flower is engraved
with gold color.
Kozuka: On the shakudo nanako plate,
some tool of making cloth is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: Inaba Kami Kunishige: notare hamon with toobiyki.
Ko-gai : On the shakudo nanako plate, some tool of making
cloth is engraved with gold color.
Kurikata: On the silver plate some design engraved.
On the lower part of the saya, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : This Kyo Tanba 3rd generation succeeded
from 2nd Kyo Tanba but he passed away soon.
So he made a few swords in his life.
He sometimes made a small circle Yaki near Kissaaki area.
3rd generation Oosaka Tnba also made the same yakiba.
Koshirae (mounting) is fantastic nice quality.
Please look at the pictures. We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 450,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)