Katana : Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro(NBTHK 31st Juyo paper)
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK 31st Juyo paper)
Signature : Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro
Tenna 1 nen 10 gatsu hi (February 1681)
The blade was polished
Blade length : 65.28 cm or 25.70 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96cm or 0.77nches
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period. around Tennna era (1681)
Shape : regular size Katana with Sori.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki, Suguha. Deep Nioikuchi. There are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature : Special feature : Tsuda Echizen no Kami Sukehiro was born at knei 14th(1637)Settsu province and became a adopt child first
generation Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukehiro after the fist generation passed away, he succeeded 2nd generation.And he moved to Osaka.He was allowed to engrave the signature “Echizen no kami” in 1657.
And he started to serve Aoyama Munetoshi who was lord of Osaka castle.
Sukehiro was the most skillful swordsmith in Osaka Shinto, as well as Inoue Shinkai.
Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai made some swords together.
It is said that Sukehiro made over than 1700 swords.
But many Gimei of Sukehiro and Inoue Shinkai and Kotetsu are made by others. Because their blades are very popular.
Sukehiro passed away in 1682, when he was 46 years old.
Tsuba : On the iron Tsuba with openwork.
Fuchi: Shkuado Nanako plate. kashira : black horn.
Saya : Black roiro Saya.
Menuki : On the Shakudo, bird is engraved.
Kozuka Kogatana : On the Shakudo Nanako, horses are engraved with gold color.
Kogai : On the Shakudo Nanako, Shishi dogs are engraved with gold color
NBTHK 31st Juyo paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 7,500,000-.