Ordering number: 13397
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :Bizen Koku Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane Saku
Tomonari 58 Dai Mago
Kaei 7 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Shinshinto: Chu Jyo 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 : Single silver habaki.
Blade length : 50.9 cm or 20.0 inches.
Sori : 1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04 cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword : 450grams.
Era : Edo period Kaei era 1848
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and long kissaki.
Jigane : Small itame hada well grained with jinie attach and beautiful texture.
Hamon : nioideki suguha from the hamachi and then choujimidare up and down. Bo-shi is midarekomi style.
Special feature: Yokoyama 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.
From Aoi Art: This sward is first-generation typical Yokoyama style Yokoyama Choji Midare Hamon.
Recently, it is rather hard to buy this kind of chouji midare hamon, so we recommend this sward for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.