Wakizashi in Shirasaya
Signature : Yamato Kami Yoshimichi 大和守吉道
(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 : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 52.3 cm or 20.5inches.
Sori 1.0:cm or 0.39inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.15 cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27cm or 0.89inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 560 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era
Shape : The blade is rather longer, wide
and thick with suitable sori longer kissaki healthy blade.
Jigane : Ko itame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :From the haamachi, suguha and then gunome midair and choji midair mixed in Hamon, sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Special feature: Yamato (No) Kami Yoshimichi, born MIshina Uzaemon was the second
son of Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi the First in Osaka. Yamato (No) Kami Yoshimichi
forged Sudare-ba hamon on his early works. Influenced by Kobushigata-choji Kawachi
(No) Kami kunisuke, he showed excellent workmanship. Yoshimichi created a
characteristic choji-midare including Tora-no-o, tiger tail in Japanese that is a point
worthy of appreciation.
A word from Aoi Art: This work is a solid work, suguha from the hamachi, and then Cyoji
midare works on Gunome midare, which is a common feature of Osaka new swords and
is very similar to Kunisuke of naka kawachi. Cyoji midare who works hard, deep
nioikuchi ashi works well You can see the hamon called tiger tail, which is a feature of
Yamato kami Yoshimichi. It is a well-made work, so I highly recommend it.
Aoi Art estimation paper
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