Katana : Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Jirozaemon Jyo Katsumitsu
Ordering number : 12626
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature:Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Jirozaemon Jyo Katsumitsu
Eisho 18 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu
Sayagaki was done by Dr Honma Kunzan sensei:
Sue Koto:Saijyo saki top ranking:Oowaza mono cutting test high ranking:Bizen school.
The blade was polished
Blade length : 63.0 cm or 24.80 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.93 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.88 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi Eisyo era.
Shape : The blade is rather smaller size Katateuchi style.
The sword is deep sori and healthy blade with longer kissaki.
Jitetsu : Koitame had and mokume had mix with jinie attach and chikei work.
On the Ji, cyoji utsuri appear.
Hamon : Konoe deki gunome midare and Jyoji midare mixed.
In Ha, there are many sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Special feature : Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Jirozaemon Jyo Katsumitsu os a son of the Ukyo Katsumitsu.
First He cut the signature on the Nakago Jiro Zaemon but later on he changed his name to Jirozaemon Jyo Katsumitsu.
This sword is Katateuchi style very healthy sword.
Especially fantastic Jigane and fantastic Hamon.
In the Sue Koto, the blade was highest level Saijyo saki ranking and also Oowazamono cutting test ranking.
We strongly recommend this marvelous sword.
Tsuba : On the round shape ishimeji family crests are engraved by syakudi and red color.
Fuchikashira : Syokudo nanako plate.
Saya : On the brown colored saya, many stripes are painted by black color who is elegant style.
Menuki : A shish dog is engraved with gold color.
Wari Kogai : On the copper plate, family crests are painted by syakudo and gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 2,500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 2,450,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)