Chapter 16|The Revival of Yamato Den（大和伝復活）and Chapter 51| Part 2 of —– 16 The Revival of Yamato Den (大和伝復活) was the discussion about Yamato-Den. It may be appropriate to show my Yamato sword here. I obtained this sword at the yearly San Francisco swords show a few years back.
Characteristic: Munei (cut short and no signature). Yamato Den, Tegai-ha (Yamato school Tegai group). Length is 2尺 (shaku) 2寸(sun) 8 1/2 分(bu) —27&1/4 inches. Very small Kissaki and Funnbari. This shape is typical of the end of Heian to early Kamakura period though nobody said so.
The Entire view of the sword and Kantei-Sho (NBTHK* Paper). It is ranked “Tokubetsu Hozon Token”. * Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyoukai (日本美術刀剣保存協会）
On Hamon, Sunagashi, Nijyu-ba shows very faintly. I could not take a good photo of boshi. But it is Yakizume like. Ji-Hada is Itame with faint Masame, almost Nashiji-Hada (possibly because of my eyes). Nie-Honni .