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Tanto : Yokoyama Kouzuke Daijyo Fujiwara Sukesada

Ordering number : 14211

Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature: Yokoyama Kouzuke Daijyo Fujiwara Sukesada,
Kanbun 12 Nen Kissyoubi
Bisyu Osafune Junin Sokusai Enmei Buun Cyokyu,

explanation: The blade was made at November lucky day 1672.
Bisyu Osafune Jyunin Kozuke Daijyo Sukesada prays Healthy,
longevity and good prosperity of fortune of war.

Shinto:Jyosaku ranking:Bizen province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length :29.2 cm or 11.49 inches.
Sori : 0.1 cm or 0.03 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.98cm or 1.17 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Koitame and komokume had mixed with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with soft nioikuchi and asi, boshi is round shape and yakisage deep,

Special feature : kouzuke Daijyo Fujiwara Sukesada was called Heibei who was a son of the Shichibei Sukesada.
He got the title of the Kouzuke Daijyo at Kanbun 4th and passed away kyoho 6th age 89 years.
At late Muromachi period, Bizen Sukasada school was high repotted and proud of prosperity but
a flood of the Yoshi river near Bizen province and rapid decline of demanding swords
by the end of the Age of Civil War, Bizen school achieved destructive influence.
A few bizen school sword makers left. Inside of such a situation,
Kozuke daijyo Sukesada and Yamato Daijyo sukesada
were succeeding Bizen school.
This blade is healthy without kizu and flow excellent condition and the hamon looks like Tadahiro hizen blade.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the round shape iron stub, dragon is engraved.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudi nanako plate, a rabbit
and waves are engraved which is a story of ancient Japanese story.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : a horse is engraved by syakudo plate.

NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 550,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 539,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)