Katana : Bizen koku Jyu Osafune (Ikakire) (Sukesada)

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Bizen koku Jyu Osafune (Ikakire) (Sukesada)
Eiroku Hachi(Ikakire)

*Eiroku Hachi (Eighth) Year: 1565

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper plate gold inlay single foiled habaki
Blade length : 68.2 cm or 26.85 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.25 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : It is Suriage Machiokuri cut shorten tang.
It is wide and thick long kissaki sword. It is magnificent work.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with mixture of Mokume hada. JInie is attached.
Hamon : Nie Deki suguha with mixture of Koashi. Boushi is midarekomi style.

Special feature : Sukesada is a sword smith group that was very successful during early to late Muromachi period.
This Bizen smith group has lasted until late Edo period. The Sukesada blades were mass produced from Muromachi period and has lest many pieces until now.
Some school has exported sword to China and Korean Peninsula.
In NIhonto Industry, the Bishu signature swords were called Kazuuchi or mass produced item.
The Eisho Period Bishu signature is valued not as Kazuuchi sword and is taken as Art piece.
The Mass produce system has been prepared during late Muromachi peirod and there were many swords made in disorderly manner.
There were many blades that not suitable for display.
This piece is nice jigane with Bizen Koku signature and it is not kazuuchi sword.
It is wide and long kissaki magnificent sword.
There are some hamon with Suguha. It is health old katana.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 350,000 JPY-

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