Ordering number: S19671
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Kyo 2nd generation)
(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.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 49.9 cm or 19.65 inches.
Sori : 0.9m or 0.354 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.2inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.252inches.
The weight of the sword: 485 grams.
Era : Edo period Shoho era.1644.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with rather deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Yamashiro texture.
Hamon :Nie deki sudareba vividly and big Sudareba hamon continue and
Monouchi area, wild sudareba work.
Bo-shi is round shape and Hakikake.
Special feature: The first generation of TambaKami Yoshimichi will produce
a lot of stunning patterns in the market when it comes to producing Sudareba Hamon.
He is the inventor of the name “Sudare Hamon Blade”. The 2nd generation receives
the Tanba Kami and permitted to engrave attach a chrysanthemum crest at the same time.
Allowed, usually a chrysanthemum crest is carved.
The difference between the first generation and the second generation is
that the character of Yoshimichi has been approaching from before
It is true that this work is better than usual,
but the inscription is very similar to the original first generation’s work.
Also, considering that there is no reason not to cut the chrysanthemum crest
after the permission to engrave Kiku family crest of the second Yoshimichi.
Either way, you have to think in the future.
In the appraisal of the sword museum, it is appraised as the 2nd Kyotamba Yoshimichi
In my opinion, I think that you should spend some more time studying.
Saya :Black roiro saya.
Tsuba :oval shape iron Tsuba, waves and a moon
are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi:On the syakudo nanako plate,
a man is dancing scene is engraved with gold color.
Kashira:A hanging bell and men and waves are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This wakizashi is fantastic Kyo Tanba Kami Yoshimichi.
From the hamachi area to the yoke line, the active sudreba hamming work actively especially
From Monouchi area is very active hamon.
The next son of Kyo Yoshimichi became Osaka Tanba first-generation and continued many generations.
but not lowed to engrave Kiku family crest for Osaka Tanba.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.