OZAKI SUKETAKA(尾崎助隆) was a Japanese swordsmith active in Osaka prefecture. He was one of the most famous smiths in western Japan of the time.
- ca. 1753 – 1805
- Kuroda Takanobu(黒田鷹諶)
Shape : Shallow SORI(反り), long KISSAKI(切先).
Hada : Very fine-grained ITAME-HADA(板目肌), so the Hada pattern is unrecognized.
Hamon : Long YAKIDASHI(焼出し), TORANBA(濤瀾刃), GUNOME(互の目), SUGUHA(直刃).
Boshi : KO-MARU(小丸).
- Ozaki Suketaka was born in Harima province but moved to Osaka and became an apprentice with Kuroda Takanobu.
- He got the ZURYOUMEI(受領名) of Nagato-kami(長門守) at 1798.
- He adored Tsuda Sukehiro(津田助広), who developed Toranba, and left many swords with Toranba.