Katana in Shirasaya with Tachi koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Norimitsu (Tachi mei)
middle Koto:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Chujyosaku ranking:Bizen province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:Gold single habaki.
Blade length : 66.4 cm or 26.15 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 5
Width at the hamachi : 2.76 cm or 1.08 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.59 cm or 0.63 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Muromachi period Bunan era: 1444 to 1449.
Shape : Even though Suriage nakago,
the whole signature is mentioned perfectly.
The blade is regulars size with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Mokume had well grained with jinie attach
and clear Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Cyoji midair and small cyoji midair mixed
with small ash and yo work.
Boshi is midarekomi and rod shape.
Special feature : Bishu Osafune Norimitsu started from Bunan era to later Muronachi 8th generation.
This word is Tachi mei so the blade is 1st generation Ho Norimitsu.
This sword is very nice mokume had with clear nice Utsuri appear.
The condition is pretty nice without Kizu and faults.
Koshirae: Tachi Koshirae.
Tsuba, on the syakudo nanako plate, family crests are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:on the syakudo nanako plate, family crests are engraved with gold color.
Menuki:on the syakudo nanako plate, family crests are engraved with gold color.
Saya:on the Gold nashiji, air family crests are painted by gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.