YOKOYAMA SUKEMITSU

SHINSHINTO

KEIO c. 1865

CHUJOSAKU

NTHK KANTEISHO

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: MUMEI

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 71.12cm (28")

OVERALL: 93.66cm (36.875")

MIHABA: 3.01cm (1.1875")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.25")

SORI: 1.58cm (0.625")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: TWO

YASURIME: YOKOYASURI

MUNE: IORI

HADA: ITAME

HAMON: KO-NOTARE BASED ON SUGUHA

BOSHI: KO-MARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI: ONE PIECE GOLD FOIL

SHIRASAYA

YOKOYAMA SUKEMITSU

SHINSHINTO

KEIO c. 1865

CHUJOSAKU

NTHK KANTEISHO

This katana has been attributed per the NTHK to the Shinshinto smith Yokoyama Sukemitsu  Yokoyama Sukemitsu's home kuni was Bizen and he worked in Hatachi c. 1865.  He was known to have used at least nine (9) different mei during his lifetime, see Hawley's pg. 765. Fujishiro rated his works Chujosaku.

The blade itself is long and graceful and without flaws.  The long ubu nakago has a nice patina for a shinshinto piece and has two mekugi ana. The hada is Itame with lots of chikei as well as some ko-nie in the ji.  The ko-notare hamon  while at a glance appears to be suguha, there are small undulations along it's length.  There are also ashi seen. The Boshi is ko-maru with a short turnback. 

The polish is excellent and it comes with a new shirasaya and and a one piece gold foil habaki by Brian Tschernega.

 

$4800 plus S/H  

 

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