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Wakizashi, Shirasaya
Shichibei-no-jô Sukesada
[ Signature ] omote : Bizen-no-kuni-jû Osafune Shichibei-no-jô Sukesada "備前國住長船七兵衛尉祐定" ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 52,44cm (1 shaku 7 sun 3 bu 1 rin), sori 0,93cm (3 bu 1 rin), moto-haba 3,13cm, moto-kasane 0,73cm, saki-haba 2,20 cm, saki-kasane 0,42 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 598g , shirasaya length 76cm
[ Period ] Edo, first half of
[ Province ] Bizen

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is relatively thick. Saki-zori attached. There are differences between moto-haba and saki haba. Chû-kissaki, a little shortended. Fukura attached.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are shallow katte-sagari. Saki is kuri-jiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Ô-notare. Below half, there are gunomes and chô-jis mixed midare. Ko-ashis and yôs appeared. Nioi-kuchi is so distinctive. Part by part, there are yakis temperings on shinogi-ji and mune.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. In komaru form, it turns deep with midare.

Shichi-bei-no-jô Sukesada was fifth generation, count from Yosôzaemon-no-jô Sukesada who worked around Eishô "永正" (1504-1521). In Tenshô "天正" 5(1577), he was born as a first son of Tôshirô Sukesada. He was a pionner of Bizen Shintô, who re-established Bizen-tô after overflow of Yoshigawa river. He lived long. There are most old signature, Gen-na ni-ne hachi-gatsu-hi "元和二年八月日"(1616), "寛永", "正保", "承応", "寛文", "宝永", etc. He died in June Enpô "延宝"2 (1674), in 98 years old. In his relatives, there was his son Kô-zuke daijô Sukesada, as younger brothers, Gen-zae-mon-no-jô and Sôzaemon-no-jô Sukesada. In his last years, there might be some swords his son Kô-zuke-no-suke daijyô created on behalf of him. However, it considered that he created swords actively close to his eighties. This sword is one of excellent work, which shows interesting hamon-composure with well showing hataraki in ha.

[ Conditions ] It has past some decades since last polishment but it remains healthy. It is possible to preserve and appreciate as it is.

[ Attachments ] Habai ( suaka-ji, gold foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper( issued on 13th June Heisei 15(2003))

[ Item number ] A060618 [ Price ] JPY 650.000 (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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