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Yamato Yoshimichi Wakizashi
Tuition and such has further reduced the price of this blade.
A large wakizashi, signed Yamato no Kami Yoshimichi, dated Kambun ku nen hachi gatsu (August 1669). Shinogizukure, iroi mune, short chukissaki. The nakago is slightly suriage and machiokure. Hawatare 1 shaku 5 sun 5 bu (47 cm / 18.5") Motohaba: 3.33 cm. Sakihaba 2.76 cm. Kasane: 7.8 mm. Rich, soft habuchi, wide gunome midare, ashi iri, gunome choji, sunagashi, ha nie nado. Itame hada, fine jinie, chikei, nado. Mishina boshi. Shirasaya, silver habaki, NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho. Rated Josaku in Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen, Fujishiro. Valued at 3, 500,000 yen in Toko Taikan, by Tokuno. He has a sharpness rating of wazamono.
He is the first generation, Yamato Yoshimichi, the son of the second generation Osaka Yoshimichi. As of 2000, there were two Yamato no Kami katana that had been rated Juyo Token. $4,200