Wakizashi:Echizen Kami Sukehiro (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 24066

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Echizen Kami Sukehiro(judged as around the Myoreki era)
Motte Jigane Togi Tsukuru Kore

Shinto:Saijyo Saku:Oowaza mono:Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Silver single Habaki
Blade length:56.21cm or 22.12inches.
Sori:1.212cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.21cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.27cm or 0.89inches.
Kasane:0.72cm or 0.28inches.
The weight of the sword:630grams
Era: Around the Myoreki era, the Edo period
Shape: Approx. 3cm Machiokuri and Suriage. The whole signature is visible, fortunately.
The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie to be beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with lots of Ashi. Boshi is Midarekomi. Sunagashi and
long Kinsuji work in Ha.

Special feature: Sukehiro worked the most important among all Osaka Shinto
swordsmiths. We have two generations, and this blade was made by the 2nd. Sukehiro the 1st was born in Harima and later moved to Osaka to become a pupil of Kawachi
Kami Kunisuke the 1st. He is commonly called as Soboro Sukehiro. His blades are very sharp and designated as Saijo Owazamono. He was approved as Echizen Kami in his last years. He passed away in Kanbun 3(1663). The 2nd is a pupil of the 1st. He succeeded to him in Kanbun 1(1661) and employed by Osakajodai Aoyama Inawanosuke Munetoshi in Kanbun 7(1667). He started to engrave “Tsuda Echizen Kami

Sukehiro” in Kaisho style from February 1667. From April of 1674, he changed his
signature style to Sosho style. He passed away in 1682. This work is well-shaped, has
an elaborate Jigane and Konie, while its edge seems tight and soft at the same time.

Tsuba: Shakudo Nanako plate
Fuchikashira: Shakudo-Nanako plate, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Aogai Chirashi Saya
Menuki: Shakudo plate, plants and Kirimon crests are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo-nanako plate, Kurikara dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: Shakudo-nanako plate, Kurikara dragon is engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: After succession of Sukehiro 2nd generation, he made a number of traces
of the 1st around the Manji era, but he started to make Gunomemidare with Sunagashi and Kinsuji in Ha. Many sword lovers think that this swordsmith perfected Toranba Hamon. This work is not in that level, however, this blade shows his process and efforts to Toranba. This beautiful Jigane and Hamon harmonize together to be a masterpiece.
Koshirae is also nicely-made. We truly recommend this work to you.

NBTHK Hozon Token paper
(We guarantee that this piece will pass the NBTHK’s Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata

Price:1,200,000 JPY-.

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