Order number : 17016
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)(Consignement sale)
Signature :Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro(2nd generation)
Kanbun 12 nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu .
Jo Hujioka Shinbei Jo Narinobu.
Shinto:Saijyo saku ranking, Saijyo Oowazamono cutting test ranking: Hizen
(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki:Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 52.5 cm or 20.67 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.07cm or 1,21inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.47 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0,78cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick
with rather deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Osaka texture.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare and notareba mixed with thick nioikuchi.
In hamon, ashi, yo and sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Boshi is deep nioikuchi and turns back
Special feature:The Second Sukehiro forged this wakizashi.
Both the First and the Second Sukehiros are ranked very important position 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 teh Sesond passed away in 1682.
Excellent polishing brought out essential beauty of thia katana.
This work is a splendid harmony of jitetsu and hamon.
The Horimono(engraving) was done by Nagasaka Yuho Ken.
according to the NBTHK.
From Aoi Art:Generally From Kanbun 7th,uramei was changed to Sosyo mei not kaisyo mei but this wakizashi was done by kaisyo mei .
We talked each other between NBTHK Hozon Token, The custom order by Fujioka Shinbei asked to engrave Kaisyo mei not Sosyo mei.
I think the NBTHK ‘s answer is correct. Hujioka Shinbei Jyo Narinobu asked to make Sukehiro for making this sword and engraving
at Kanbun 12 Nen August 10th. The engraving is high top ranking probably done by Nagasaka Yuho Ken who was a top ranking engraving technique at that period.
The blade is very important data and also fantastic engraving and also nice jigane and Hamon.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.