Ordering number : 16018
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane Saku(1st generation)
Keio 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi Tomonari 58 Dai Mago
(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 single Habaki.
Blade length : 55.8 cm or 21.96 inches.
Sori :1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.2 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick, nice shape Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Choji Miadre and Juka Choji Midare.
There are many Ashi and Yo.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature:okoyama Sukekane was a swordsmith of Bizen province.
He was an adopted son or a pupil of Yokoyama Sukenori.
This katana is a revival of old Bizen style.
He added Tomonari 58 Dai Mago to the signature meaning
that he was a descendant of Tomonari. From the excellent workmanship,
it is entirely convincing. It is common knowledge
that Tomonari of Bizen province, Yasutsuna of Hoki province
and Sanjo Munechika of Yamashiro province are the three oldest
master-swordsmiths in the Japanese sword world.
Saya : Nashi-Ji saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, elephant and a person are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron, dragon is engraved.
From Aoi Art: Yokoyama Sukekane(first generation) ‘s Hamon is
typical Choji-Ba. He is rated high since that time.
Minryushi Toshizane(he was active in late Edo period) made
tight Choji Midare and Fujimisaigyo. Sukekane descended from that.
This blade is excellent. We recommend this wakizashi for you.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.