Ordering number: 21205
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature :(Kiku-mon) Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Kyo 2nd generation)
Fujishiro To-Ko Jiten:Shinto:Jyo saku:Wazamono:Yamashiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper double habaki.
Blade length : 48.6cm or 19.13 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 490 grams.
Era : Edo period shocho era.
Shape: The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice Yamashiro jigane.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha rather tight and can see the small ashi.
Bo-shi is round and notare hamon whah is called Mishina style bo-shi.
Special feature: This Wakizashi is 2nd generation Kyo Tanba and called Mishina Toshichiro.
He received Tanba Kami at Kanei 16 nen and also permitted to use Kikumon in the same year.
Saya :Aogai Chirashi saya.
Tsuba: Mokko shape Shakudo Nanako plate Tsuba. People at river are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: A big hawk is resting on the big Matsu tree and engraving the scene by gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the Shakudo nanako plate, waves and some sea water birds are flying scene engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : This sword is very nice Jigane rather tight hamon
which is big different from Sugdare ba Hamon but this kind of suguha hamon is elegant and calm feeling.
Also Koshiare is attractive mounting.
NBTHK Hozon Tokenj
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.