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Hamano Noriyuki Tsuba
The shibuichi is a wonderfully rich gray shibuichi, that the pictures do not do justice. The second generation Noriyuki was born in Kanda district of Edo in 1771, and died in 1852. He became a student of the first generation Noriyuki at the age of fourteen and was called Matsujiro, at seventeen he took the name Masakata. At the age of twenty-five he took the name Noriyuki, ten years after the death of the first generation Noriyuki. The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists, Robert Haynes, H 07455.0 Wakayama Toso Kodogu Meiji Taikei Vol. I, pages 168 to 173. NTHK kanteisho. Purchased at Christies, June 19, 1993 for $3,450.