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Aoi Art 1-54-6 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 Japan



Appraisal Quiz : #455

Previous answer is
Bishu Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane Saku
Tomonari 58 dai mago/Meiji 3 Nen 8 Gatsuhi Tame Hirai Yasuhide Kitae No

Special feature:First generation Sukenaga's brother has been adopted
by Sukesada family therefore Sukenaga derived his father's carrer. Moreover,
Yokoyama Sukekane becomes an adopted son of Yokoyama Sukemori
and eventually has learned forging skills from Sukenaga. Frist generation
Yokoyama Kaga Suke Sukenaga has engraved the signature
Tomonari Gojyu roku Dai Mago which means that
he is the 58th generation of Yokoyama Sukekane.
The hamon is unique Sukenaga nioi structure choji midare sword.
Sukekane has made similar style hamon through his life.
This unique choji midare has been adored by many sword fans.
Nowadays, there is very few healthy Yokoyama school choji midare piece
with no kizu or flaw in the market.

Appraisal Quiz #455 (September 9th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 75.8 cm or 29.84 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1 
Width at the hamachi : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Shape : The blade is long and wide and thick with suitable sori and Longer kissaki which is typical Kanei era style.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and also chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi and then thick nioikuch gunome midare.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.


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