Wakizashi:Omi Kuni Ju Sukenao Oite Settsu Tsukuru Kore(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 23775

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Omi Kuni Ju Sukenao 近江国住助直
Oite Settsu Tsukuru Kore 於摂津造之

Sayagaki: An excellent material by Sukenao from Omi Province, made in Settsu, with a blade length of 1 shaku 4 sun 5 bu 5 rin (approximately 43.9 cm or 17.28 inches), Written by Dr. Kanzan.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.

Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade Length: 1 shaku 4 sun 5 bu 5 rin (43.9 cm, 17.3 in)
Curvature: 5 bu 5 rin (1.7 cm or 0.7 in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 3.05 cm (1.2 in)
Width at the Tip: 2.45 cm (1.0 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.67 cm (0.3 in)
Sword Weight: 470 grams

Era: the early Edo period, around the Kanbun era, the late 17th century.
Shape: wide and thick blade with deep curve and long kissaki.
Hamon: Niedeki suguha in the hamachi area and gunome midare with deep nioikuchi. Boshi is long and notare.

Features: Oumi Koku Sukenao was swordsmith in Settsu. He is the one of the famous disciple if Sukehiro, and he made made swords instead of Sukehiro.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Sukenao from Omi Province is famous as the most prominent disciple of the top-ranked Sukehiro, working as a swordsmith in Settsu. Sometimes, he even produced works under Sukehiro’s name, with many of his works surpassing those of his master.

NBTHK Hozon Token
With Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:750,000 JPY-.

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