Katana:Tsuda Omi Kami Sukenao(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23844

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Tsuda Omi Kami Sukenao
Jokyo 3 Sai 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1686)
津田近江守助直
貞享三歳二月日

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This piece is ranked as Jyo Saku for Tsuda Omi no Kami Sukemichi.
Polished.
Habaki: Single gold foiled habaki.
Blade Length: 2 Shaku 3 Sun (69.7 cm or 27.44 inches).
Curvature: 0.5 Sun (1.515 cm or 0.596 inches).
Mekugi Hole: 1.
Width at Base: 3.2 cm (1.26 inches).
Width at the Tip: 2.19 cm (0.86 inches).
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.7 cm (0.28 inches).
Sword Weight: 775 grams.
Era: February in the third year of the Jyokyo era during the Edo period.
Shape: The blade has a relatively wide body with a thick kasane and an extended kissaki, presenting a well-proportioned form.
Jigane: The skin is a fine ko-itame hada, tightly packed, resulting in an excellent jigane.
Hamon: The temper line is a tumultuous Doran-ha with a deep nioi-guchi from the hamon area, transitioning to a straight pattern with deep nioi-guchi leading into large gunome-midare. The spaces between the choji are filled with sunagashi and kinsuji, showcasing a diverse change from the toran-ha of Sukehiro.

Features: Sukenao of Omi, a swordsmith from Settsu, is famously known as the most distinguished disciple of Saijyo saku Sukehiro, often surpassing his works and sometimes producing works under Sukehiro’s name. Many of his works are considered superior to those of Sukehiro.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Sukenao of Omi is a well-known swordsmith from Settsu and the most famous disciple of Saijyo saku Sukehiro. He was capable of creating works on behalf of Sukehiro, with many of his works surpassing those of his master. Following the Jyokyo era, the demand for swords decreased, leading to a shift towards more flamboyant works. The era saw an increase in Doran-ha blades, engraved swords, and signature works, marking a transition towards more visually enjoyable pieces. Thus, the period was characterized by beautiful works, including those with engravings and signature carvings. This is a rare masterpiece by Tsuda Omi no Kami Sukenao featuring Doran-ha.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:3,300,000 JPY-.
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