YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI 吉岡一文字 (JYUYO TOKEN) Wakizashi
Era Kamakura (Around 1330)
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Length 51.45 cm
Hamon (tempering pattern) cyoji,kocyoji,gunome
Era: Kamakura (Around 1330)
NBTHK Ceritificate: Juyo Token
The blade has a well-formed ko-itame hada, with fine midare-utsuri. The hamon is a mixture of choji and ko-choji based on gunome. The hamon features many types of hataraki such as ashi, yo and a bright nioi-guchi. Furthermore, long kinsuji are found in places. The boshi is a deep midare-komi and returns in komaru. The nakago is o-suriage with two mekugi-ana. The current yasuri is kiri and the current nakago-jiri is kiri as well. The Yoshioka Ichimonji tradition followed the Fukuoka Ichimonji tradition from the late Kamakura Period and ran through the Nanbokucho Period. The representative smiths of this school were Sukemitsu, Sukeyoshi, Sukeshige among others.