Wakizashi:Bizen Koku Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukenaga Bunsei 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi(August 1825)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:AS23757

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Bizen Koku Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukenaga
Bunsei 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi(August 1825)

(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.
Habaki: Gold foiled double
Blade Length: 33.1 cm (13.03 in)
Curvature: 0.8 cm (0.31 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.9 cm (1.14 in)
Thickness of rim: 0.67 cm (0.26 in)
Sword Weight: 290 grams
Era: Edo period, Bunsei 8th Year, August
Shape: The body is slightly wide and thick with a somewhat deep curve. It is a Hira-zukuri Wakizashi with Bo-Hi and Soe-Hi on both sides.
Jigane: The Jigane is well-knit Ko-Itame Hada, making it a beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: The Hamon starts with a Suguha(straight line) from the base, then small Nie Suguha, and continues with a mix of Gunome Midare and Choji Midare patterns. The Boshi is roundly turned back.

Features: Bizen Koku Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukenaga was a swordsmith who created the Yokoyama school and produced a unique Hamon, training many swordsmiths.
Especially, Yokoyama Sukenaga’s productions were highly regarded for their unique Choji Hamon, which overwhelmed with its beauty.

Tsuba: Mokko-shaped iron Tsuba with high relief of Paulownia.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo with high relief of Paulownia.
Saya: Red color Saya.
Kozuka: Shaku-do with a Nanako ground and high relief of Paulownia, colored with gold.
Kogatana: With a signature of Kikuhira, featuring Gunome Midare.
Menuki: Shakudo with Paulownia carved in the middle and colored with gold.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Bizen Koku Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukenaga is a swordsmith who created unique Hamon patterns, and his disciple, SukeNaga, perfected those works. Many disciples produced swords based on his works, making SukeNaga a highly regarded swordsmith. The Koshirae, coordinated with Paulownia, is also splendid.

NBTHK Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Auction Starting Price:600,000JPY-.

This item was sold at the auction.

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