Katana in Koshirae, with another Saya (NBTHK Kicho Paper)(Guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Harima Kami Tachibana Yoshinari
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher(Sashikomi style)
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 78.18 cm or 30.77 inches.
Sori : 1.35cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : ３．０８cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : ２.０４cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.69cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Syoou era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick and long sword
with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice oosaka jigane.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha from the Hamachi area and then Choji midare
and gunome midare mixed with ashi softly work.
The hamon is up and down like Ichimonji style. Boshi is notare and round syape.
Special feature : arima Kami Tachibana Yoshinari lived Ousyu province
and moved to Osaka and studied under the Yamato kami Yoshimichi.
The blade is very similar as sama as Yamato Kami Yoshimichi.
He made few swords are left probably his whole life offered his master for making swords.
According to the Tkojiten(Fujishiro Yoshi) the blade is mentioned as Cyujyo saku ranking.
But I think this sword looks Jyosaku ranking.
The kanteisyo was issued at Syowa 28 as kicyo token.
I think NBTHK shinsa was started from Syowa 27.
At that time the shinsa of Tokubetsu Kicyo token was very dofficult.
Probably the ranking right now equal of Tokubetsu Jyuyo Token or jyuyo token class.
NBTHK shinsa started from 1954 I think.
The owner has kept this sword for a long period.
This sword is elegant Ichimonji style good work and polished by Sashikomi style.
We recommend this sword for you.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba, the rim was covered by syakudo plate.
On the Ji, some family crafts are engraved open work by copper plate.
Fuchikashira :lobsters are engraved by syakudo plate with gold color.
Saya : black roiro saya.
Menuki : Lobster is engraved by brass plate.
NBTHK Kicho Paper (Guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.