YOSHIMICHI (TANBA no KAMI) nidai? (S38): wakizashi

TANBA no KAMI YOSHIMICHI, early Edo period;

mei: “Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi”.
sugata: wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri, torii-sori of 1.5 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 45.8 cm, width at hamachi 3.10 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.80 cm,
thickness at kissaki 2.14 cm.
nakago: ubu, kata-yamagata tip, 1 mekugi-ana, go-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki sudareba.
boshi: choji midare-komi? and very small kaeri.
kitae: ko-itame hada with good grain and ji-nie.
[Mino-to p.112, 114, 115, 260/228, 229, 230, 231]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozon Token).
Typical shape of Kanbun era (1661+), wide wakizashi of the Mishina Ha of Kyoto. This is the 2nd son of shodai Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (so is grandson of Seki Kanemichi) and he moved to Osaka. Also cut Tanba no Kami cut the “tan” in Tanba in a characteristic way. He developed the sudareba (“rattan blind”) hamon.

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