The owner of the Nobutaka has authorized us to drop the price on this very nice, NTHK papered, Jo-saku smith. The asking price is now $8000. The blade is in a Juyo quality shirasaya, and has a lovely gold foil habaki by Brian Tschenega in his Greek fret design. The polish is first rate and the blade is well-forged and tempered. One side reminds us of koto Mino den, and the other side is reminiscent of sue koto Sukesada den. The blade is a steal at this price.