With original certificate of registration as a Juyo token [Important sword] by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozonkai Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] on 12 September 1991.
Nobuhide was born in 1815 in Echigo province and moved to Kyoto in 1829 to be a Kagami-shi [mirror craftsman]. He became a pupil of Kiyomaro in Edo in 1850. He later moved to Osaka and was named Chikuzen no kami in 1865. He continued making swords in Osaka until 1867. He then moved back to Echigo via Edo in 1874 and died in Tokyo in 1880. Nobuhide was one of the best pupils of Kiyomaro and was famous for his horimono.