Wakizashi : Oumi no kami Takagi Sukenao
Ordering number : 12617
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK #21 Juyo paper) consignment sale.
Signature : Oumi no kami Takagi Sukenao.
Enpo 7 Nen 2 Gatsu HI Oite Settsu Sakuno.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 53.93 cm or 21.23 inches.
Sori : 1.50 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.29 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.34 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo era.
Shape : The blade is very wide(3.29 cm) and thick with deeper Sori and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame had quite well and Jinie attach and also Chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki with very deep Nioikuchi Futosuguha hamon.
Special feature : Oumi no kami Takagi Sukenao was born at Takagi Oumi province who was called Magodayu.
He studied under the Tsuda Sukehiro who was the top ranking swordsmith in Shinto period.
and later on he got married with Sukehiro's sister's husband.
The sword it self quite as same as master's Sukehiro's.
The blade is Very very thick Nioikuchi like Sukehiro's suguha hamon which is called Yuki No Muragie which means, the scene the snow on the leaves is thawing by the sun shine .
The scene of melting snow the edge of the leaves makes Japanese beautiful nice feeling .
Recently even in Japan, it is hard to buy good sword like this.
I think Japanese swords and fittings will be go up in the future.
NBTHK #21 Juyo paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 4,200,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 4,116,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)