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Katana, Shirasaya
Yamato no kami Yoshimichi
[ Signature ] omote : "大和守吉道" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 51,3cm (1 shaku 6 sun 9 bu 3 rin), sori 1,0cm (3 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 3,18cm, moto-kasane 0,75cm, saki-haba 2,26 cm, saki-kasane 0,52 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 592g , shirasaya length 76cm
[ Period ] Edo, first half of
[ Province ] Settsu

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is relatively thick. Shinogi-suji is high. There are few differences between moto and saki. Naka-zori attached. Chû-kissaki form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are suji-kais. Saki is iri-yama-gata. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Rich fine jinie attached.
Hamon : Gunome-midare. Togari-bas mixed. Richi nie attached. Ashis, yôs, kinsens and sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Saki is komaru, becoming togari-gokoro.

First generation Yamato-no-kami Yoshimichi was second son of first generation Ô-saka Tanba-no-kami Yoshmichi (another study showed him a son of first generation Kyô Yoshimichi). He called himself Mishina Uzaemon. He was good at chû-suguha and chô-ji in kobushi-gata fist shape. As time stamps, there were Shô-ou 1 "承応元", Kanbun 3 "寛文三", Manji 1 "万治元", ditto 2 "万治二", ditto 3 "万治三", Enpô 2 "延宝二" and ditto 3 "延宝三", etc.
Second generation Yamato-no-kami Yoshimichi had his first name sho-mei "初名" as Mishina Shirobei, then changed to Den-emon. He created the swords at Harima in Himeji province as well. His hamons were mainly chô-ji-midare of Nakakawachi style but there were also sudare-bas mixed style of his house own and chô-ji mixed in dô-ran-ba. He actively created the swords around Manji(1658 - 1661) through Kanbun(1661-1673) periods.

Referenced materia : Nihon-tô meikan "日本刀銘鑑 " ISHII Masakuni, supervised HONMA Kunzan (Yuzankaku publishing), Heisei 12(2000)

[ Highlight ] Study form with wide mihaba. Jinie attached well grained ko-itame-hada. Gunome-midare hamon which nioikuchi is clear and bright.

[ Conditions ] It has past a few decades so that there are pale rusts and foggy part.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, silver foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper (issued on 2nd February Heisei 29(2017))
Yoshimichi
[ Item number ] A061217 [ Price ] JPY 420.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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