Order number : 14674
Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Signature not reliable)
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 56.0 cm or 22.0 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.22 inches.
Kasane : 2.23 cm or 0.88 inches.
Thickness : 0.71 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era. (A.D.1661~1672)
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small curve healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Sudareba Hamon reach to the Shinogi line.
Special feature : There are 4 lineage on Yoshimichi in Kyoto; Kyo Tamba (No) Kami, Fushimi Tamba (No) Kami, Osaka Tamba (No) Kami and Yamato (No) Kami.
This blade has been forged by Osaka Yoshimichi the 3rd generation.
Shallow curvature of the blade is one of a characteristics of Kambun-Shinto.
Sudare-Ba has been started from Kyo Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi the first generation. (Sudare means a screen made from bamboo in Japanese word)
3rd generation Osaka Yoshimichi also made nice Sudare-ba and forged blade more wide and thick then other Yoshimichi generally.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Grape carved on round shape iron Tsuba with gold color inlay.
Menuki : A colt engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.