Wakizashi: Kikumon Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (Kyoto Third Generation)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23841

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Kikumon Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (Kyoto Third Generation)
菊紋丹波守吉道 (京三代)

Shinto: Chu-Jyo Saku: Yamashiro
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as Jyojyo Saku among the works of Kikumon Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (Kyoto Third Generation).
Habaki: Gold foiled single piece
Blade Length: 54.2 cm (21.34 in)
Curvature: 0.9 cm (0.35 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.94 cm (1.16 in)
Width at the Tip: 2.12 cm (0.83 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.67 cm (0.26 in)
Sword Weight: 520 grams
Era: Edo period, Kanbun era
Shape: The piece has a shallow curvature and extended kissaki with a solid kasane, resembling the shape from around the Kanei era.
Jigane: Beautiful Yamashiro steel.
Hamon: Nie-deki. It features a sudareba (bamboo blind pattern) similar to that of the second generation’s work. From the habuchi, a straight hamon continues, followed by a mix of gunome midare and further decorated with kikusui and sudareba patterns, with the tip turning back in a sweeping manner.

Features: The works of the Kyoto Third Generation are extremely rare due to his short life. He was known as Shinshin Saburoemon and produced works similar to the second generation’s sudareba.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Initially known as Kyoto Tanba, Yoshimichi, the second son of the first generation Yoshimichi, was allowed to engrave the chrysanthemum crest on the tang. He was known as Shinpachi Kinemon and specialized in producing sudareba in Osaka, leaving behind skillful works.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:450,000 JPY-.

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