Ordering number : 17368
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (consignment sale)
Signature : Echizen Kami Sukehiro (2nd Generation)
Sayagaki : Echizen Kami Sukehiro the 2nd, Around Meireki, Satisfactory one, the blade length is 77.3cm, Written by Dr.Kanzan, The auspicious day the end of autumn.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo ranking.
The blade is polished well.
Habaki : Silver double Habaki with the Yotumebishi Kamon carving
Blade length : 77.3 cm or 30.4 inches.
Sori : 1.21 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period
Shape : The blade is wide and thick and has a shallow Sori.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached, beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki, Suguha changes to Gunome-midare, deep Nioikuchi, Ashi and Sunagashi work, Boshi turns round back.
Special Feature : Both the First and the Second Sukehiro are ranked very important positions among the Osaka-Shinto swordsmiths.
The Second Sukehiro served Aoyama Inaba (No) Suke Muneyoshi who was the lord of Komoro Castle in Shinshu province. He was the Jodai of the Osaka Castle, a daimyo’s chief councilor in charge of his master’s castle since 1667. Sukehiro the Sesond passed away in 1682.
From Aoi Art : Sukehiro the first aka Soboro Sukehiro made Ichimonji style works, on the other hand the second made works with deep Noikuchi and invented Toranba style later.
Many sword makers like Masashige, Suketaka, Masahide and Naoe Sukemasa etc were so impressed with his Toranba style, they emulated the style.
This blade is really bright and clear like his other works.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 2,900,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)