Yokoyama Sukekane Saku
Keio Ni Nen Ni Gatsu Hi
example of the Shinshinto Yokoyama Bizen group. Because the work
composed of beautiful Kobushigata choji-ba, many times these
mistaken for works of Naka Kawachi Kunisuke. However, if one
structure of the jigane, one should notice both the extremely
ko-mokume hada, but yet noticing the presence of very apparent
in the pattern.
characteristics plus the fact of the “youngness” of the hamon,
lead you to the Shinshinto time period in your answer. After
the fact that the sword is indeed Shinshinto, the hamon style
should lead you to the Yokoyama Bizen School, then to either
Sukekane. Also, please notice the presence of the “Osaka Style”
Yakidashi, which should automatically put you to either the Shinto
Yokoyama Sukekane was the adopted son of Yokoyama Sukemori,
trained by the famous Yokoyama Sukenaga of the Shinshinto Bizen
Sukenaga inscribed on the tang of his swords “ Tomonari
Mago” meaning that he was the 56th generation
the Tomonari Bizen tradition. Sukekane followed in this tradition
inscribing that he was the 58th
generation of the line. The first generation of Sukekane is
as “Chujo-saku” and is well accepted in the world of collectors
the fact of the beautiful Choji midare that he reproduced so well.
is also seen from this Toko, and is similar in the style from the
Muromachi jidai. The second generation Sukekane is listed as a
“chu-saku” class smith and carried on the tradition until the
of wearing the sword edict came into effect during the early Meiji
This sword has been certified by the NTHK as genuine.
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