Katana: Bizen Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper for Koshriae (but there is no Kozuka, Kogatana. Tsuba has been changed.)

Signature: Bizen Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane.
Ansei 6th Year February (February 1859)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 67.7cm or 26.65inches.
Sori : 2.4cm or 0.94inches.
Mekugi: 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.72cm or 1.07inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.8cm or 0.7inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.25inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : It is rather shallow and regular size katana with deep sori. It is nice shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained in muji style.
Hamon : Nie deki tight choji midare with unique yet gorgeous Jyukkachouji hamon.
Boushi is round ended.

Special feature : Bizen Osafune Jyu Yokoyama Sukekane is adopted son
of Yokoyama Sukemori and also is the brother in law of Yokoyama 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.

Koshirae : NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper for Koshriae
(but there is no Kozuka, Kogatana. Tsuba has been changed.)
Tsuba : Brass, tiger and maple leaf are engraved with Shakudo color.
Fuchikashira : Iron, plovers are engraved with gold, Shakudo and copper color.
Saya : Aogai Chirashi Saya.(Black roiro Saya with blue shells)
Menuki : Shakudo, Samurai is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper for Koshriae
(but there is no Kozuka, Kogatana. Tsuba has been changed.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 1,200,000-.




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