Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Osaka 3rd generation)
Shinto:Cyujyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting trst ranking:Settsu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Tanba Kami Yoshimichi belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
habaki:copper single habaki.
Blade length : 46.4 cm or 18.26 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.30 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku era(1688-1704).
Shape :The blade is rather wide and thick with deeper sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Oosaka texture.
Hamon : Niedeki sudareba hamon bright and elegant texture.
Boshi is round shape with a Tamayaki along with round shape hamon.
Special feature : The Mishina School in Kyoto hatched four schools;
Kyo Tamba (No) Kami, Fushimi Tamba (No) Kami, Osaka Tamba (No)
Kami and Yamato (No) Kami. Shallow curvature of the blade is one
of a distinctive feature of Kambun-shinto.
It is said that the characteristic hamon called Sudare-ba originated
with Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi. Sudare means a bamboo blind in Japanese.
3rd gweneration Tanba Kami Yoshimichi has purposely make a circle along with round shape hamon.
There are no flashinesses and it’s elegant hamon and well balanced Jigane and Hamon.
Tsuba :Oval shape syakudo plate with sukashi.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo nanako plate, aoi leaves and a heron are engraved.
Saya : Pine needles shape are painted on the brown color.
Menuki : a shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka : a lobster is engraved.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.