Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku
This Tanba Kami Yoshimichi belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.)
The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold Single Foiled Habaki
Blade length : 53.3 cm or 20.98 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo Period Enpo period
Shape : It is wide and thick healthy wakizashi. Hamachi is also strong work.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained. It is healthy wakizashi and the ahmachi is nice style.
Hamon : Nie Deki. It is typical Tanba kami Yoshimichi Sudareba hamon work.
The boshi is round hakikake style.
Special feature : Tanba kami Yoshimichi has divided to Osaka and Kyoto.
It is known in general that Osaka Tanba made perfect Sudareba work than Kyoto.
Osaka Tanba second generation and third generation is quite hard to distinguish but from how the character is written it could be second generation sign.
However, such perfect Sudareba hamon is made more by third generation.
It is typiccal Sudareba in impeccable style.
It is surprising to see how skill full the smith was. It is flawless healthy wakizashi.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron tsuba with tiger and bamboo engraved and inlaid with gold.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo nanakoji plate with tiger and bamboo design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya : Black Inro Kizami saya.
Menuki : Shishi design engraved in solid gold inlay or gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.