CERTIFICARE : NBTHK TokubetuHozon
SWORDSMITH : Bizentarou Sukekane
LOCATION : Bizen (OKAYAMA Pref.)
This blade is a shinogizukuri with iori-mune． This is a very worthy signed KATANA. The signature〔備前太郎祐包謹鍛之〕means bizentarou
Sukekane made this blade very carefully. 〔明治四十三年戌八月日〕〔友成六十代正統〕 means he made this blade at MEIJI 43 years（1910）August and I’m the 60 generations swordsmith of 古備前 “TOMONARI”（HEIAN 987~）. BIZENTAROU SUKEKANE was a swordsmith from SHINSHINTOU ERA、towards the end of MEIJI period―a time of great political and cultural change in Japan.
The brilliant Koshirae also has a NBTHK Tokubetu Kichou Kodougu Certification,
The fuchi-kashira (hilt fitting) is carved in high relief of a family crest on Shakudou Nanakoji. The antique MENUKI are shakudou with
curved 花菱紋（Hanabishimon）like an arabesque design.
The TUBA is SHAKUDOU MIGAKIJI（polished surface）with gold covered
Edge, The scabbard is INROUKIZAMI (印籠刻み) style （notching like
samurai‘ｓ pillbox）and coated with black polished lacquer.
Hamon Ko-Gunome (small waves) with choji (cloves) and ashi (extending legs)
Jihada Koitame (close-grained)
Boshi Komaru with small peaks of wave