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Katana : Bishu Osafune Tsuneie

Ordering number : 12392

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature:Bishu Osafune Tsuneie
Ounin 2nen 6 gatsu hi

The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 65.45 cm or 25.76 inches.
Sori : 4.84 cm or 1.9 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.91 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.93 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : Muromachi period Ounin era.(1468)
Shape : The blade is small suriage and Machiokuri nakago (cut shortened sword)
The signature and Uramei left perfectly. The blade is rather wide and deep sori longer kissaki nice looking shape.
On the both sides engraved Bo-hi and bonji.
Jitetsu :Mokume hada and koitame hada mixed with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Nioideki and konie mixed Choji midare and kogunome midare mixed with koashi, sunagashi and also kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : Bishu Osafune Tsuneie was a stream of the Hatakeda school and continued to Eisho era.
The most famous sword maker was Hatakeda Moriie and Tsuneie and Sanemori.
This Hatakeda school was influenced Ouei Bizen school.
This sword with Uramei is very precious which has passed more than 540 years.
The blade elegant sori, nice Jigane and also active Chojimidare hamon.

NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,000,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 980,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)