Ordering number : 16471
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Yamato Kami Yasumichi
Shinto : Chujo saku : Mino province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold colored double Habaki.
Blade length : 52 cm or 2.05 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.28 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.38 cm or 1.33 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.42 cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era (around A.D.1661~1672)
Shape : Wide and thick blade with small curve Kanbun style.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Suguha from Hamachi, then changes to Gunome-midare with deep Nioikuchi, Sunagashi and Kinsuji work active.
Special feauture : Yamato Kami Yasumichi was working at Mino province and then moved to Owari province.
Deep Nioikuchi Hamon is so wonderful.
Koshirae : Keeping very good condition.
Tsuba : Landscape of Japanese countryside engraved on oval shape iron Tsuba.
Such scenery were so popular in Japan before but have been lost by modernization.
Fuchi-kashira : Plum flower curved on Shakudo Nanakoji plate with gold color.
Saya : Black color Ishimeji Saya.
Menuki : Plum flower carved on large size Menuki with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.