Wakizashi: Ozaki Minamoto Gorozaemon Suketaka/Kansei 5 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi Yoshu Ju Yamashiro Kijirou Kouei Yori Konomu Tsukuru Kore(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 22463
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Ozaki Minamoto Gorozaemon Suketaka
Kansei 5 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi Yoshu Ju Yamashiro Kijirou Kouei Yori Konomu Tsukuru Kore
寛政五年二月日 豫州住山城喜次郎高栄仍好造之
(translation: Made by Ozaki Minamoto Gorozaemon Suketaka in Feburuary of Kansei 5, for Yamashiro Kijiro, who lived in Kouei, Yoshu.)

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.
habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length:52.8cm or 2078inches.
Sori:0.9cm or 0.35inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.11cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.49cm or 0.98inches.
Kasane:0.69cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:560grams
Era: In February of Kansei 5(1794), the Edo period.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. It has
enough thickness of the blade edge.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie to be beautifully clean Jigane.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi. After that, Toranba with deep Nioikuchi, which has uneven changes of height.

Special feature: This swordsmith was originally from Banshu and succeeded to Nagato Kami. He passed away in Bunka 2 at the age of 53. He is famous for making Toranba of Shinshinto swordsmiths in the early periods. This sword is supposed to be made to trace Sukehiro Toranba, and it is really successfully done.

From Aoi Art: Tsuruta thinks that it is very hard to find good Katana in market. At the same time, well-made Wakizashi or modern swords became gradually expensive. This work is beautiful Toranba and it has Ura-Mei of “Yoshu Ju Yamashiro Kijirou Kouei Yori Konomu Tsukuru Kore”, which it really rare to find. We truly recommend this to you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:800,000 JPY-.

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