Wakizashi Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi

Big Wakizashi signed Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi - 丹波守吉道 / Nanban tetsu wa motte korewa tsukuru – 以南蛮鉄作之

Yoshimichi Osaka Tanba, nidai (2nd generation)

Mishina (Sanpin) school
Early Edo – Settsu 1661

Rare, extravagant hamon in Sudare-ba with tama-ba on each side of the boshi. This temper is typical of the Mishina school, you can’t see it anywhere else.
Very nice activity with a profusion of Nie, sunagashi and kinsuji.
Kitae in ko-itame.
The sugata of this blade is harmonious with a significant curvature and a respectable width which give it a certain elegance.
The koshirae, on the theme of the dragon, is of high quality. The elements are mainly made in shakudo and the workmanship is remarkable.
The tsuba is made of iron and also represents a finely chiseled dragon. This one is signed Seijo, of the Goto school. His Kinko Meikan rank is « Ryoko » to « Joko ».

Grades :
Fujishiro : Chujosaku
Yamada : Ryowazamono

NBTHK Hozon certificate

Dimensions :
Nagasa = 56,8 cm
Motohaba = 3,05 cm
Kasane = 0,7 cm
Sori = 2,2 cm

The Mishina school is divided into two branches, Yamashiro (Kyoto) branch and Settsu (osaka) branch.
Yoshimichi, also called Mishina Gorobei worked in Settsu, he was the son and pupil of the shodai Mishina Kaneuemon who himself descended from the shodai Kyoto Yoshimichi.
Yoshimichi was particularly popular thanks to the development of less conventional and very aesthetic tempers such as sudare-ba or ô-midare.
He also distinguished himself by the use of nanban tetsu, which definitely made him an extraordinary blacksmith artist.

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