SOSHU-JU TSUNAHIRO SAKU
1532 - 1550
This is a rare Soshu Tsunahiro blade by the first generation in Hirazukuri shape, rated 120 points in Hawley's book, Jo-Jo Saku in Fujishiro's Koto volume.
The Ebi-Saya is also unique with matching signed fittings by Kanefusa. The blade is in excellent shape and flawless. Besides being a top Smith of his period, he was an excellent teacher whose students came from far and wide to seek his knowledge.
The blade is engraved with Bo-Hi, Soe-Hi, Gomabashi and Rendai.
The Jigane is Ko-Itame, well grained Ji-Nie and fine Chikei.
The Hamon is Gunome/Midare and Doranba.
I highly recommend this blade.