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Tanto: Bishu Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukesnari(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 24091

Tanto in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Bishu Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukesnari 備州長船住横山祐成
Koka 3 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi 弘化三年二月日 (February 1846)

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This tanto is ranked as Jyo Saku for Yokoyama Sukesnari's work.

Habaki: single copper Habaki with gold color.
Blade Length: 27.4 cm (10.79 in)
Curvature: 0.3 cm (0.12 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.54 cm (1.00 in)
Thickness: 0.69 cm (0.27 in)
Sword Weight: 220 grams

Era: Edo period, Koka 3 (1846)
Shape: A stout tanto with a robust width and thickness, featuring a slight curve towards the tip.
Jigane: Well-forged koitame-hada
Hamon: suguha at the bottom, and gunome and choji midare towards the tip. Boshi is rounded.

Tsuba: Mokko shaped iron tsuba carved with flower.
Fuchi-Kashira: Shakudo nanako plate with characteres and a goat.
Kozuka: Shakudo nanako plate carved with horses.
Menuki: carving of chrysanthemum.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This unique midare hamon is a characteristic of the Yokoyama school.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art Estimation Paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:350,000 JPY-.

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