YOSHIMICHI (TANBA no KAMI) sandai (S40): wakizashi

TANBA no KAMI YOSHIMICHI, early Edo period;

mei: “Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi”.
sugata: wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri, koshi-sori of 1.0 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 51.4 cm, width at hamachi 2.99 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.67 cm,
thickness at kissaki 2.10 cm.
nakago: ubu, kata-yamagata tip, 1 mekugi-ana, go-ji mei and kiku mon.
hamon: nie-deki sudareba with wide nio-guchi and double and triple ha; in lower part
hamon is suguha (yakidashi).
boshi: notare-komi with jizo and medium kaeri.
kitae: ko-itame and ko-mokume hada mixed with ji-nie.
[Mino-to p.112, 114, 115, 260/ 231]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token).
Typical shape of early Shinto, wide wakizashi of the Mishina Ha of Kyoto. This is the 3rd generation of Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi in Kyoto (and so the great grandson of Seki Kanemichi (Daido)) and of Enpo period (1673+). Also cut Tanba no Kami cut the “tan” in Tanba in a characteristic way and used sudareba (“rattan blind”) hamon. He used “Mishina Boshi” which has tama-ba (bead-like) hamon in ji above the yokote. He also was allowed to use the 16 petal kiku mon above the mei. Chu-saku and wazamono rankings.

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