Katana: Bizen koku Ju Osafune Sukesada Saku
Ordering number : 13339
Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature: Bizen koku Ju Osafune Sukesada Saku
Eiroku 10 nen ? gatsu hi
The blade was polished.
habaki:silver and gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 71.1 cm or 27.99 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.90 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.83 cm or 0.32 inches.
Era : Muromachi period. Eiroku era (1567).
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha ,ashi, and yo scatter soflly.
Special feature : Sukesada and Kiyomitsu were both working at late Muromachi
period and made accountable swords also exported Japanese swords to China and Korea.
The best quality swords is called Chumonuchi sword (Daimyo class ordered special
quality sword which were mentioned Zokumyo (real sword maker's name) and
then upper class was called Bizen Koku like this sword
and mass productive swords like Bishu Osafune .
This sword is Bizen kuni mei so the blade is not called mass productive item.
The blade was made by carefully and nice sword.
Even though the blade has small kizu but not serious which has passed more than 440 years.
Tsuba :On the mokko style iron Tsuba: signature:Busyu Jyu Umetada Tachibana Shigeyoshi Saku.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudio nanako plate, kick flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : horse riding samurai is engraved with gold color. Mogarashi school.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 450,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)