Order number : 11203
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi(Osaka)
Shinto: Chu Jyo Saku: Settsu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 58.8 cm or 23.14 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.685 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo Period Circa Enpo (1673~1681)
Shape : Relatively wide and thick Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attached.
There is a Kitae-Ware on the middle of the blade.
Hamon : Sudare-Ha or pattern like a bamboo curtain
many up and down.
This style of Hamon is tripled with splendid Sudare.
Boushi turns round shape.
Special feature : The first generation Yoshimichi moved to Kyoto with the third son
of mino swordsmith Kanemichi. The second son of the first generation Yoshimichi was called Mishina Kin Uemon and has received the
post of Tanba no kami. This third generation Yoshimichi was famous for making Sudareba style through his life.
It was quite a challenge to make such Sudareba style Hamon. Both Osaka Tanba school
and Kyo Tanba school kept the method secret. From Edo period to now,
many sword smiths have attempted to try Sudare-Ha but all have failed so far.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, wild geese are engraved with open work.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, plants pattern is engraved.
Saya : Black Kawarinuri Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo, Shishi dog and plants are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The blade is typical Osaka Tanba Wakizashi.
The SudareBa is nice. The blade has already NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon and nice Koshirae.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.