Ordering number : 17198
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi(Osaka 3rd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 55.5 cm or 21.85 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Genroku era.
Shape : Regular size Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
It is beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha and then Sudare-Ba.
In Ha, therer are Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji.
Boshi is slackened and rounded shape. And also there is Tobiyaki.
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.
In our opinion, judging from the distinctive features of signature,
Kyo-Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi the fourth forged this katana.
The First Yoshimichi was the Third son of Kanemichi in Mino province.
His eldest brother is Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi.
The family moved to Kyoto and was approved Tamba (No) Kami in 1595.
Yoshimichi the First inquired into Soshu-den and invented Sudare-ba hamon.
This tradition also appears well on this work.
Saya : Black color Saya with shells.
Tsuba : Round shape Brass Tsuba, person and pine tree are engraved.
Menuki : Copper, flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Brass, cherry tree is engraved.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved.
(We guarantee this blade will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.