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Wakizashi:Tsuda Omi no Kami Sukemnao(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23739

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Tsuda Omi no Kami Sukemnao

Shinto: Good Work: Jyojyo Saku: Settsu
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as Jyojyo Saku among the works of Tsuda Omi no Kami Sukenao.
Habaki: Silver single piece
Blade Length: 48.6 cm (19.13 in)
Curvature: 1.3 cm (0.51 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.06 cm (1.20 in)
Width at the Tip: 2.2 cm (0.87 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.8 cm (0.31 in)
Sword Weight: 595 grams
Era: Edo period, around the Genroku era
Shape: The blade has a wide body and thick kasane with a slightly extended point, making it a well-proportioned work.
Jigane: The steel has a well-rested small itame hada, making it a high-quality jigane with visible landscape features.
Hamon: The temper line is characterized by a deep nioiguchi with a turbulent pattern of nie and nioi, well-engaged ashi, leading to a deeply embedded nioiguchi towards the tip, and the boshi turns back in a round fashion.

Features: Sukenao, born in the 16th year of Kan'ei, became a pupil and later the son-in-law of Sukehiro, returning to Takagi in Omi Province. However, after Sukehiro's death, it is said that he settled in Osaka. Up to the age of 55, when he is believed to have made his last piece, he produced many works that approached the best of Sukehiro, creating pieces that were widely favored. Among them, there are pieces considered superior to the first-generation Sukehiro. This work feels like it was made in imitation of Inoue Shinkai, with a straight temper line and a deep nioiguchi, resembling Shinkai's works.

Aoi Art’s Comment: After the Tenna era, the Genroku era saw a decrease in the demand for swords, shifting towards more flamboyant works. There was a rise in popularity for pieces with turbulent hamon, engravings on the swords, and more ornate signatures, moving from practical to visually enjoyable works. Thus, we see an increase in beautifully made pieces, including those with engravings and ornate signatures on the blade.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
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Whole Oshigata

Price:800,000 JPY-.

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