N125. Yokoyama Kozuke Daijo Sukesada
N125. A long wakizashi signed on the ura Bishu Osafune Junin and on the omote Yokoyama Kozuke Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada.
Nagasa: 23 1/16″ 58.5 cm.
Sori: 1.8 cm.
Moto Haba: 3.2 cm.
Moto Kasane: .8 cm.
Saki Haba: 2.1 cm.
Saki Kasane: .6 cm.
Nakago Nagasa: 5 3/8″ 13.8 cm.
Overall length in shirasaya: 32″ 83.5 cm.
Tight and flawless ko-itame hada. The hamon starts with a sugu yaki-dashi and becomes gunome midare with peaks in ko-choji. The nioi guchi is bright and clear and covered in ko-nie; there is sunagashi, kinsuji and yo. The boshi is sugu going to o-maru with a medium long kaeri. The blade is close to being in polish and is mounted with a mediocre habaki and in shirasaya. There are tiny nicks in the edge; the largest is just below the kissaki and the rest are much tinier (barely visible). There is a closed fukure in the shinogi-ji mid length of the blade.
Kozuke daijo Sukesada was born in 1633. He was granted his title in 1664 and passed away in 1721. I have included pictures of the nakago with a page from Fujishiro’s Nihon Toko Jiten so you can compare the signature to an authenticated example (looks good to me).
2 pounds, 5 ounces. Was $3,650, now 2,250.