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Katana : Bishu Osafune Kiyomitsu/Tenbun 3 nen 8 gatsu hi

Ordering number : 12330

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Bishu Osafune Kiyomitsu
Tenbun 3 nen 8 gatsu hi

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 66.21 cm or 26.06 inches.
Sori : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.92 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period. 460years ago.
Shape : The blade is regular sized with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Item had and mokume hada mixed with Jinie attach and Utsauri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and komidare mixed with koala work.
Boshi is round shape and opposite side is midarekomi style.

Special feature : At late Muromachi period war time in Japan, a lot of swords were produced demanding samurai.
Gorozaemon, Hikobei, Magoemon are quite well known sword makers at that time for Daimyo and high raking samurai.
Bizen Kuni Jyu is popular rather rich samurai and also mass productive swords were also
produced for regular samurai which is called Mass productive items.
But this sword has Uramei(Nengo) also nice jigane and hamon.
The sword length is rather short and easy to handle by hand which was consistent with the trend.
The sword has passed more than.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On the syakudo plain plate, tiger and bamboo are engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plain plate, river streams and maple leaves are engraved.
Saya : Brown red color saya. Upper part is Kizami saya.
Menuki : Tiger is engraved with gold color.

Historical back ground :1553 (tenbun 22) 1564 Eiroku 7th Kawanaka jima battle.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 588,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)