Ordering number : 16559
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Ozaki Minamoto Gouemon Suketaka
Tenmei 7 nen 2gatsu hi (Feburary 1787)
Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Settsu province.
(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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 50.6 cm or 19.92 inches.
Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.87 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.91 inches.
Era : Edo period. Tenmei 7 nen(1787).
Shape : Regular width and thickness, nice shape Wakizashi.
The Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Doranba with thick Nioikuchi.
Special feature: Ozaki Minamoto Gouemon Suketaka was born in 1753
in Harima province. He moved to Osaka and studied under Kuroda Takanobu. He passed away in 1805 at age of 53.
He was deeply infuluenced by Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro.
He was energetic about making the Doranba Hamon.
The connoisseur Kamada Natae admires Tsuda Sukehiro
as the first sword smith of Shinto. Consequently, Suketaka and other sword smith(Sushinshi Masahide, Ichige Tokurin, Taikei Naotane, Tegarayama Masashige, Chounsai Tsunatoshi etc…) tried to make Doranba Hamon.
Among them, Suketaka can made constant Doranba.
Saya : Same(shark skin) Saya
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, crane is engraved with open work.
Menuki : Shakudo, chrysanthemum is engarevd with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, chrysanthemum is engarevd with gold color.
From Aoi Art: During Shinshinto era, a large number of sword smith which made Doranba Hamon. This Jigane is Osaka Jigane and masterpiece.
The blade remind of Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro.
Especially this Soshu-den with thick Nioikuchi looks like old Shizu blade.
This Koshirae is also nice.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.