This sword is signed by Sukesada , a smith that belongs to the Bizen Tradition. This blade is a perfect candidate for restoration. There were many Sukesada smiths working at this time. It is constructed in typical bizen fashion with wide tang, a classic Bizen trait. The hamon is Sugu-ha with much activity and plenty of nie with nioi. The hada is a mokume blend.
This blade is mounted in WWII era military koshirae/mounts. The Tsuka has the ” Sakura (cherry blossom) ” crest. A family crest is a special add on to military mounts generally for families with a samurai heritage. This is clearly a samurai family’s sword owned for centuries that was mounted in military mounts for the war effort by its owner to go to war with. The sword is signed Sukesada and is a katana length. Both the mounts and the sword are in good condition and the sword would be greatly enhanced with restoration and the mounts are a rare treat for the WWII era Japanese sword collector.
- Mei: Sukesada
- Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
- Nagasa: 23-1/2 inches
- Sori: 15.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 29.7 mm
- Width at the yokote: 20.0 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.9 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: mokume
- Hamon: Midare Suguba
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Old polish
Asking price: $2,400.00
Priced to allow for restoration/Polish.
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