Ordering number: 22456
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Tsuda Oumi Kami Sukenao
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Ryo Wazamono: 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.
habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:46.1cm or 18.14inches.
Sori:1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.99cm or 1.17inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.12cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane:0.76cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:495grams
Era: The Genroku era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and normally thick with deep Sori and longer
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jiinie. Beautiful surface.
Hamon: Niedeki deep Nioikuchi, Toranba-ish, deep Nioikuchi. Sunagashi and Kinsuji
work and some part of the edge swirl.
Special feature: Tsuda Oumi Kami Sukenao is broan in Oumi Takagi. He was called as Magodayu and became a pupil of Echizen Kami Sukehiro. He lived in Osaka, and the latest work was made around Genroku 6, at the age of 55. His style is Sukehiro’s Toranba and Gunomemidare: in order. Sometimes we can find his works which are far better than his master’s works, so he is evaluated as very skillful swordsmith.
From Aoi Art: He made this sword at around the age of 50 and this is a brilliant work. His master passed away in Tenna 2, and after that, he never left Osaka because he was married with the sister of Sukehiro. He named himself with surname Tsuda for the rest of his life.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta