Ordering number : 19312
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane
Meiji 4 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi Tomonari 58 Dai Mago
Shin Shin to: Chujyo Saku: Bizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver double habaki(there are some dents).
Blade length : 65.3 cm or 25.70 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword: 640 grams.
Era : Meiji 4(1871)
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana with large Sori.
There are engraving(sword, Dokko, and double line)
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha and then Choji Midare.
The Hamon is typical Yokoyama Sukekane.
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.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron sukashi Tsuba. Akasaka.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, shish dodge is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo plate, men are talking designe is engraving.
saya: red and black color ishime ji saya.
Kojiri: Shibuichi koshirae.
From Aoi Art: Founder of the Yokoyama school,
Sukenaga was influenced a lot by Hamabe Minryushi Toshizane, Hamabe
Toshinori and so on whoo made Kikka cyoji midare hamon and
Hujimi Saigyo temper line. Sukenaga found typical Yokoyama cyoji
midare hamon Kikka cyoji and succeeded this technique to his deshi
(students) and educated.
But unfortunately By the haito-rei,
the swords makers were obliged to stop making swords anymore.
Yokoyama sukekane also stop making swords.
After the several years later, Japanese government permitted to make
This sword is wonderful typical Yokoyama sukekane’s jigane and
Hamon without faults and also nice Koshirae without damages.
We recommend this wonderful Kikka choji midare
Yokoyama sukekane for you.
Historical background: The era which was made this Tanto:
At meiji 3rd August 24th Japan Neutrality is declared to Franco-Prussian War
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation Paper: Whole Oshigata