Order number: 14898
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Bishu Osafune Ju Yokoyama Saemon Sukekane
Meiji Gannen(first year) 9 gatsu hi (September 1868)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length: 23.9 cm or 9.40 inches.
Sori: 0 cm or 0 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.49 cm or 0.98 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.95 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane: 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era: The end of Edo period to Meiji First year
Shape: regular size, thick Tanto.
There are Bo-Hi and double-Hi on the blade.
Jigane: Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon: Nioi Deki, Suguha and Choji Midare.
Boshi is round Yakisage shape.
Feature: Bizen Osafune Jyu Yokoyama Sukekane is adopted son
of Yokoyama Sukemori and also is the brother in law of Yokoyama Sukenaga.
He studied by his master Sukenaga.
The unique choji midare was invented by his mentor Sukenaga.
Later on it was rated highly as unique Yokoyama school hamon.
The gorgeous Jyukka Choji midare is one of the most beloved sword of the sword fans.
on the back side Tomonari 58th generation means Tomonari Bizen tradition.
Yokoyama school first generation Yokoyama Sukenaga made original Cyojimidare hamon and succeeded next generation Sukekane.
The blade is typical Bizen blade. We recommend this nice sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.