Katana : Yamato kami Yoshimichi
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Yamato kami Yoshimichi.
Shinto: Jyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting teest ranking.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Yamato kami Yoshimichi belongs to Jyo saku ranking.Settsu province.
The blade was polished.
habaki:Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 61.0 cm or 24.01 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.09cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is suriage, Machiokuri style regular size sword with small sori.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Sudare hamon.
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.
This sword is very active Sudareba hamon.
Sometimes Yamato Kami Yoshimichi made Sudareba hamon.
stub:round shaped plain Syakudo which is called Kenjyu Tsuba.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo plate, Kiku flowers are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Tiles are engraved with family' crest by solid gold.
We checked carefully and thought the material looks solid gold.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 500,000 JPY-