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Sukenaga

Product No. WA-007 (祐永)  Sukenaga (Shodai).
Sword type Wakizashi.
Omote/Mei Yokoyama Kaga Suke Fujiwara Sukenaga. 横山加賀介藤原祐永
Ura Bizen Osafune jȗnin.  備前長船

Tempo go nen ni gatsu hi. 天保五年二月

Province, area Bizen.
Era Tempo period.
Date 1834.
Teacher/ father Sukehira

 

Dimensions

Nagasa 50.5cm
Sori 1.40 cm
Motohaba 2.90 cm
Sakihaba 1.95 cm
Munekasane 0.78 cm
Nakago 16.8 cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate Nihonto “Hozon”.
Other certificate n/a
Rating Jo Saku.
Condition Very good.
Polished Yes.
School. Yokoyama, school.
Sharpness: Unknown.

Item Details

Sugata Shinogi zukuri, ihori mune, koshi sori, chu kissaki.
Kissaki Chu kissaki.
Kitae Thightly forged very fine Ko itame Hada, mijn ji mie.
Hamon Gonome choji midare, juke choji, ashi, yo, mura nie, sunagashi, yakidashi, niguchi akarui.
Horimone n/a.
Bōshi Sugu ko maru kaeri fukashi.
Nakago  Ubu, broad Saki ha agari kuri jiri, yasuri me asai katta sagari.             
Mekugi-ana 1 mekugi ana.
Habaki Nice copper base, single gold folded Habaki.
Koshirae A very nice Kohsirae, with correctly matching Sword fittings. All stored in an old/antique silk bag.
Shira-saya The blade is polished and stored in a very nice Shira-saya with a purple-coloured silk bag.
Additional Information The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by “Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) issuing a Nihonto “Hozon Tōken Kanteisho” certificate number: 321865.

Provided on 平成六年八月三日. Heisei kū nen hachi gatsu san hi, August 3th, 1998.

ATTENTION: A lot of Swords with the same Mei: Sukenaga; are accompanied with a “KIKU MON symbol and an ICHI” inscribed. But it should be said that many of these “KIKU MON’s” a symbol and an ICHI” inscribed are false. The blade mentioned in this description doesn’t have a “KIKU MON” whether and an ICHI symbol.

History This smith is the most important representative of the Bizen tradition in the Shin-Shinto period. He was the second son of YOKOYAWA SUKE-HIRA (His Father). 

He was born in Kansei 7th, (1795) and as a child he used the name YULI, later he was called KANU-NOSUKE.  On the 13th of the 2th month of Tempo 4th (February 13th, 1833) he received the title of KAGA-SUKE. He passed away on the 2th of the 6th month of Kaei 4th (June 2th, 1851) at the age of 57.

He considered himself to the 56th generation descendant of the famous Tomonari of Bizen. This often mentioned in his signatures. The succession runs through Kawachi and Kami Sukesada (1688-1704) and Yokoyama Sozaemon no Jo Sukesada (1661-1673).

According to Token to Rekishi No: 509 there were 4 other generations of Sukenaga (the 57th, 58th, 59th and the 60th generations after Tomonari).

 

Price € 8.950,–         (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).