Ordering number: 20039
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Echizen Kami Sukehiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polishedby high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed double habaki.
Blade length : 71.4 cm or 28.11 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.433 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.27 cm or 1.287 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.14cm or 0.843 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 720 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane:Koitame hada well grained with jinie attch beautiful nice Osaka jigane.
Hamon:From Hamachi, suguha and then deep nioikuchi gunome midare and do-ranba hamon. In Hamon, sunagashi and kinsuji work, Bo-shi is round shape Yakisage style.
Special feature:The Second Sukehiro forged this katana. Both the First and the Second Sukehiros are ranked very important position among the Osaka-Shinto swordsmiths. The Second Sukehiro, born in 1637, learned under the First Sukehiro, got the title Echizen (No) Kami in 1658, served Aoyama Inaba (No) Suke Muneyoshi who was the lord of Komoro Castle in Shinshu province since 1667. He was the Jodai of the Osaka Castle, a daimyo’s chief councilor in charge of his master’s castle since 1667. Sukehiro started to inscribe the signature in the square style of Chinese characters Tsuda Echizen (No) Kami Sukehiro in February 1667. He changed it to sosho; the cursive style of writing Chinese characters in August 1674. Sukehiro the Sesond was a prolific swordsmith
who also created Toran-ba, out of accomplished style of Bizen-den
or Soshu-den that influenced greatly to Suiahinashi Masahide
in the late Edo period. The death of Second Sukehiro was indeed,
very sudden in 1682, aged 46.
From Aoi Art: This sword is the highest ranking
and O-wazamono Osaka sword. This sword is called KakuTsuda sword.
Marutsuda sword is big nioideki Doranba hamon mainly.
this sword is slightly different from Do-ranba hamon.
Marutsuda sword is perfectly complieted work compre Kaku tsuda sword.
But some collectors like Kakutsuda because the sword is active temper line compare with perfect swords.We strongly recommend this nice sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.