Katana: Bishu Osafune Sukesada/Tenbun 2nd Year August
Katana in Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :Bishu Osafune Sukesada
Tenbun 2nd Year August
The blade was polished
Habaki : Silver single foiled habaki
Blade length : 66.06cm or 26inches.
Sori : 1.8cm or 0.7inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.9cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.8cm or 0.7inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.26inches.
Era : Muromachi Period Tenmon 1543
Shape : It is regular width and thickness. It is "Katate-uchi" sword which is literary "a sword handled in one one hand".
It is short size and the nakago is also short.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with mixture of mokume hada. JInie is well attached.
There is clear utsuri works seen.
Hamon : Nie structure suguha with nijyuba mixed. There is fine sungashi and kinsuji works.
Boushi is round ended.
Special feature : Bishuu Osafune Sukesada is generally called the Kazu-uchi sword or mass produced swords.
There fore the reputation of those swords is not very good. However, this sword has wonderful jigane and hamon that,
at a glance, shows that it may have zokumyo signature.
This sword is similar to Eisho Sukesada which has clear and fine jigane. Hamon is fine
and there is an excellent utsuri works seen. The sword must have been kept very securely
as the koshirae is in great condition as well.
There is only one mekugi hole which is handling down well the katate-uchi sword at the time.
It is excellent condition graceful shape.
We recommend this sword very much.
Koshirae : It is nice shape koshirae
Tsuba :Round shape iron tsuba with slightly raised rim. There is shakudo used at some parts too.
On the iron plate, flower pattern is engraved and inlayed with Shinchu brass.
Fuchikashira : On shakudo plate, wave pattern is engraved and it is partly dot inlayed.
Saya : Black roiro saya
Kogai : Shakudo nanakoji plated with whip and harness design engraved and inlayed with gold.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.