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

Ordering Number: 24276

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

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

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 Sukenao.

Habaki: Single gold foiled habaki.
Blade Length: 2 Shaku 3 Sun (69.7cm, 27.4in)
Curvature: 0.5 Sun (1.5cm, 0.6in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.2cm (1.3in)
Width at the Tip: 2.2cm (0.9in)
Thickness: 0.7 cm (0.3in)
Sword Weight: 775 grams
Era: the early Edo period, 1686

Shape: the wide and thick blade with long kissaki.
Hamon: Niedeki big gunomemi midare with sunagashi and kinsuji. Hamon is more dynamic than Sukehiro's.

Features: Oumi Kami Sueknao is the swordsmith in Settsu and is the most famous apprentice of Sukehiro.  His technique is no less than Sukehiro, and he also made sword on Sukehiro's behalf.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price: 3,300,000 JPY-.

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