Yamato no Kami Yoshimichi

YOSHIMICHI (YAMATO no KAMI) wakizashi, Kanbun shinto period;

omote mei: “Yamato Kami Yoshimichi”
sugata: solid Kanbun style wakizashi, shinogi zukuri, iori-mune;
nagasa: 53.00 cm; sakizori: 1.4 cm; motohaba 3.22 cm; sakihaba 2.26 cm; kasane 0.73 cm;
hamon: mostly nie-deki gunome midare, occasional choji, more suguha near hamachi, many sunagashi, plus kinsuji;
boshi: slightly pointed ko-maru, medium kaeri;
kitae: jitetsu of small itama hada with good grain and much ji-nie;
nakago: ubu, one mekugi ana, go-ji mei, katte sagari yasurimei;
[Mino-to p.115/229/260/261]
This smith is in the line of Seki Kanemichi, who had four productive sons. In the late koto they all moved from Seki to Kyoto and established the Mishina Ha. The third son was Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (Hokake Tanba). This blade may be the second son of Hokake Tanba, who moved to Osaka, Settsu.
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)

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