Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper.)
Signature : Tanba Kami Yoshimichi(Osaka) Osaka 3rd Generation
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Tanba Kami Yoshimichi(Osaka) belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 50.0 cm or 19.68 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.99 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun period.
Shape : It is cut shortened but the whole signature is remaining.
It is Osaka Tamba school work. It is wide and thick solid work.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is fine Osaka jigane.
Hamon : Starting from suguha from the hamachi gradually
becoming sudareba. Boshi is round end.
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.
This sword belongs to Oosaka 3rd generation Tanba Kami Yoshimichi.
Generakky 3rd generation Tanba made wide and thick healthy blade.
Even though the blade is machiokuri and suruage style but the blade itself healthy and good work.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.