Wakizashi in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi(Osaka Tanba 3rd generation)
Shinto : Chujo saku ranking : cutting test ranking Wazamono : Settsu province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 45.5 cm or 17.91 inches.
Sori : 1 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.82 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Edo period, Enpo era.
Shape : It is wide and thick rather long kissaki with some sori.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : Starting as suguha the hamon become, Boshi is Midare komi and Hakikake brush up style.
Special feature : He 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.
It is very difficult to make Sudareba hamon and keeping this making hamon as the top secret for Tanba Kami Yoshimichi school.
Even in modern times, nobody made this sub¥dareba hamon.
Tsuba : Daenkei copper plate.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo nanakoji plate iwth paulownia design engraved and inlayed iwht gold.
Saya : Black ishimeji style.
Menuki : On the copper plate, the Kiri Kamon(Family Crests) is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.