Ordering number : 19368
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Ozaki Minamoto Gouemon Suketaka
Kansei 10 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August 1798)
Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Settsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 69.0 cm or 27.16 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.30 inches.
Weight of the blade: 785 grams.
Era : Edo period around Kansei era.
Shape : Rather wide and thick Katana with nice Sori.
The nice shape Katana.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, from Hamachi is Suguha and then Gunome Midare
with thick Nioikuchi. And O-Gunome Midare and Doranba.
Boshi is round shape with thick Nioikuchi.
Special feature: Ozaki Minamoto Gouemon Suketaka was born in 1753
in Harima province. He moved to Osaka and studied under Kuroda Takanobu.
He passed away in 1805 at age of 53.
He was deeply infuluenced by Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro.
He was energetic about making the Doranba Hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.