Noshu Seki Tanba no Kami Terukado wakizashi with NTHK certificate.
Shinogi zukuri mumei wakizashi, well forged solid shinto period blade with interesting hamon of chu suguha, mixed with groups of gunome midare in areas. Nice tightly forged ko itame hada, boshi is sugu with slight kaeri, Slightly extended chu kissaki.
Made circa kanbun period 1661 - 1673.
Well cut grooves on omote side there is koshi-bi with soe-bi, on the ura a shinogi-hi, 2 mekugiana, mounted in quality koshirae, excellent fuchi kashira with motif of chryanthenums in mixed metals shakudo, gold, copper set in a fine nanako ground. The menuki are of horses in shakudo and gold 2 piece habaki.
Terukado worked in Mino. He was from the Noshu Seki Yoshisada school originally but also worked in Kuwana Ise and also in Edo and often made swords from Nanbantetsu. His work is said to be similar to Bungo Masakane. He is rated 60 in Hawleys, 2.8 million yen in the Taiko taikan and Jo Saku by Fujishiro, his early works were signed Kanekado but changed his name to Terukado when he received his honorary title of Tanba no daijo in Manji 2 - 1659. He then later received the title of Tanba no Kami, Terukado. Swords were popular with the samurai of the time and also are very collectible and sought after nowdays.
Nagasa - 49.7 cm