Katana Bishu Osafune Sukemitsu (5th Generation)
Ordering number : 15753
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)(Koshriae: NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Sukemitsu (5th Generation)
? 8 nen 2 gatsu ? Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 70.4 cm or 27.71inches.
Sori : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period. 1532-1555.
Shape : Wide and thick, nice shape Katana. Nakago is Ubu.
Jitetsu: Ko-Itame Hada well grained Jinie attach. There are Utsuri.
Hamon: Ko-Nie Deki, Choji Midare and Gunome Midare mix.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.
Special feature : Bishu Osafune Sukemitsu is started from Kamakura period to late Muromachi period.
He is a swordsmith who is a descendant of the Yoshioka Ichimonji.
This style is Sue-Bien, not Ichimonji. However the shape is Kamakura period's blade.
This blade is rare and also Koshirae is nice.
Tsuba: Large round shape iron Tsuba the rope pattern is engraved. The rim is gold color.
Fuchikashria: Iron crown is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Kawari Nuri Saya.
Menuki: Crown? is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: Iron, the flower is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon papers for blade and Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,100,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)