Ordering number: 22492
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature: Bizen Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane
Ganji Gannen 8 Gatsu Hi
(translation: Made by Yokoyama Sukekane from Bizen Osafune on a day in August, Ganji 1.)
Shinshin 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 saku ranking.
habaki: Copper single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:74.0cm or 29.13inches.
Sori:1.67cm or 0.65inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.25cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.12cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane:0.85cm or 0.33inches.
The weight of the sword:1035grams
Era: The Keio era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad, thick, and very long with Sori and longer Kissaki. It has large Ububa.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi and Chojimidare after that. Boshi turns back round. It is different from normal Yokoyama Choji. It has plenty of changes.
Special feature: Yokoyama Sukekane is an adopted son of Yokoyama Sukemori and originally named as Shunkichi. Kagasuke Sukenaga’s Mei says “Tomonari 56 Dai Mago”(56th grandchild of Tomonari), but Sukekane is the 58th. Yokoyama Choji is supposed to be invented by Yokoyama Sukenaga. Many pupils traced this Hamon and the school preserved the unique works.
Tsuba: Oval iron Tsuba. Plum blossoms and crescent moon are engraved with silver color.
Fuchikashira: made of iron
Saya: Black Saya with Aogai and family crests engraved with Shakudo.
Menuki: Copper plate. Ise lobster is engraved.
Kojiri: made of iron
From Aoi Art: Generally, most works by Yokoyama Sukekane are relatively small and they have beautiful Chojimidare. But this work is 74cm long and the blade is really broad: very rare. This kind of swords could have surprised people in the Edo period. Moreover, the blade has Ububa largely left: the blade is in a remarkably healthy condition.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.