Ordering number: 23035
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Oumi Kami Sukenao
Kanbun 12 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
(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 is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length :69.9 cm or 27.51 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.09cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.93 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 680 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era. 1673.
Shape : The blade is regular widthm thickness
with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained
with jijinie attach beautiful Tosaka jigane.
Hamon :Deep nioikuchi gunome midare notare ba hamon.
Bo-shi is ichimai Aboshi with thick nioikuchi.
Special feature:Tsuda Oumi Kami Sukenao is a swordsmith of Osaka shinto. He was born in Kanei(1639.) He went to Osaka from Ko- syu Nozu gun Takagi mura and started the second generation of Tsuda echizen Kami Sukehiro. He received the tytle of Oumi Daijyo at Kanei 9 nen (1669), but soon changed to Oumi Kami. He became the first son-in-law of Tsuda Sukehiro around Enpo 3 Nen (1675). From the second year of Tenna 1682), The sukehiro gave his surname tsuda. Genroku 6 Nen (1693) He does not seem to have made a sword since he was 55 years old, and there is a theory that this year is his death year. His style is good at Doranba with a slightly sakizori style body, but the number of waves is larger than that of Sukehiro His inscription is cut from Tenna in a Konoe style cursive script that imitates the second generation Sukehiro in his later years. In particular, the back nengo period is said to have been a Noh calligrapher as a swordsmith, using various fonts.
Saya:black roiro saya.
Tsuba : 8round shaped thick Branss plate, waves are engraved.
Menuki : Shishi dod is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi .On the iron plate Naginata and some animals are engraved with gold color.
kashira;On the iron plate, samurai is engraved.
From Aoi Art: Oumi Kami Sukehiro becomes a student of the Sukehiro and produces many works. He produces works that are very similar to the Master of Sukehiro, as well as works that have a unique deep-nioiguchi straight-harmon and Gunome midare but all are well-made. He is also making this work, and he is making a work that has ashi which are deep nioikuchi and soft Habuchi. Line style Jigane is missed near Monouchi in Sashiura. I think he made this sword must be believed that he aimed at Yukimitsu or Inoue Shinkai. If you want to ask us to re-paint the Saya, we will do so free of charge. It takes about a month.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.