Ordering number: AS17053
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Yamato Kami Yoshimichi(the 2nd)
Shinto: Chujo saku: Wazamono. Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki:silver single habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:54.55cm or 21.47inches.
Sori:1.52cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.23cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.23cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.66 cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:515grams
Era: The Kanbun era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi. Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi, Kobushi Choji appears: looks like Kawachi Kami Kunisuke(2nd). Boshi is round and becomes bigger in the middle, and turns back.
Special feature: Yamato Kami Yoshimichi is the second son of Tamba Kami Yoshimichi(Osaka 1st) and originally named Mishina Uzaemon, and he made some Sudareba works in his early years. He made Kobushi Choji Midare under the influence of Kawachi Kami Kunisuke, and showed his skills very effectively.
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba. Flowers and plants are engraved with gold color. Bushu Tsuba.
Fuchi: Shakudo Nanako plate, plum blossoms are engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Made of Tsuno.
Saya: Black Ishimeji Tsuba.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, peony is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This work is really powerful and his trademark: tiger tail in Hamon is seen.
Kobushi Chojimidare Hamon is as well as the 2nd of Kunisuke. Koshirae is also nicely-made, we truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta