Katana: Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Genbei jo Sukesada Saku
Ordering number : 13172
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Genbei jo Sukesada Saku
Eiroku 7nen 8 gatu 15 hi
Sue Koto : Jyojyo saku ranking:wazamono cuttin test ranking : Bizen province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 71.0 cm or 27.95 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach beautiful texture and clear Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with ash and yo work.Boshi is ichimai style saki hakikake style.
Special feature : Genbei jo Sukesada was a son of the Yosozaemon Sukesada and made many swords for Uragami family Tenjinyama castle.
His subjects are quite well reputation.
At late Muromachi period, many swords were produced for demanding war time.
Mass productive swords are called Bisyu Osafune Sukwesada and also nice Jigane and hamon is called Bizen Kuni Osafune Sukesada.
The top ranking swords are called Zokumyo sword which are called Genbei, Yosozaemon, Hikobei.
This kind of swords are order made by Daimyo and very rich samurai.
The sword is suguha hamon with very clear Utsuri appear and also nice jigane which is very attractive sword.
Tsuba : On the mokko style iron stub, 2 women are engraved.
Probably the subject was introduced from ancient story.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo plate, family crest is engraved.
Saya : black rigor saya.
Menuki : Bee is engraved by syakudo plate.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price: JPY 1,600,000-.
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)