Ordering number : 12285
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : (Kiku mon) Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Kyo 4th generation)
Shinto: Cyujyo saku : wazamono: Yamashiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 59.2 cm or 23.30 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.54 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo era.
Shape : The blade is regular sized Enpo and Kanbun shape with small sori.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is clear jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha from the Hamachi.
It gradually becomes gunome midare with sudare ba.
Boushi is sansaku style round end.
Special feature : The Mishina School in Kyoto hatched four schools;
Kyo-Tamba (No) Kami, Fushimi-Tamba (No) Kami, Osaka-Tamba (No) Kami and Yamato (No) Kami.
The fourth generation Tanba no kami Yoshimichi was called Yoshinijyo
and got the tytle of Tanba Kami Enpo 1st year and lasted until Genroku period.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, Mitsudomoe is engraved with open work and gold color inlay.
Fuchikashira : Iron,
Saya : Kawari Nuri Saya.
Menuki : Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Tanba Kami Yoshimichi were devised Kyo and Oosaka.
Both of them tried to make Sudareba hamon.
According to the sword book, it is very difficult to make Sudareba.
so both of school keep secret to make sudareba for a long time.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.