BIZEN, OSAFUNE JU-NIN
YOKOYAMA KOSUKE DAIJO
BIZEN, OSAFUNE JUNIN KOSUKE DAIJO YOKOYAMA KOSUKE DAIJO FUJIWARA SUKESADA Kosuke (No) Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada was the son of Master Smith Hichibei No-Jo Sukesada AD: 1576 died 1674 age 97. Hichibei, the father of Kosuke Daijo was the 5th generation after Yozozaemon No-Jo Sukesada. Many of the swords credited to the father in his later years were actually made by his son Kosuke Daijo Sukesada. It is a credit to the skill of Kosuke Daijo Sukesada as his swords were often copied or imitated and passed off as swords of Kosuke Daijo by unscrupulous imitators. Kosuke Daijo Sukesada was born in 1633 and died in 1721 at age 89. He received the title of Kosuke Daijo at age 32. A Master Smith rated the best of his period, representative of Shinto Bizen school. This particular sword is representative of his finest workmanship with its’ displaying intense Ji-Nie and bright Chikei, the splendid Hamon in Gunome/Midare mixed with Choji/Midare is an awesome display of artful skill. I highly recommend this beautiful blade with the matching fittings. This type of sword was often used as back-up as well as in confined spaces or indoors.