© By: David E. J. Pepin
This is one of the most historically significant katana's, ever created by Sukenao. It has been the property of Daimyos, and in the most prestigious collections since it was produced in 1683. It is considered to be one the most important works of the shinto period. This blade has the distinction and great honor of being illustrated (see actual copy of page below) in Shinto Bengi, which was written by Kamata Natae Sama in 1777! Shinto Bengi, is considered by most experts to be perhaps the most important work of the entire shinto period. For a "shinto" blade to achieve fame during the "shinto period" is extremely rare!