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Katana: Bizen Koku Osafune Kiyomitsu Saku Kore


Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetus Hozon paper) (consignment sale)
Signature : Bizen Koku Osafune Kiyomitsu Saku Kore
Made for Banshu Junin Oshio Ukyo
Tenmon 17th February

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.

The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length : 69.39 cm or 27.32 inches.
Sori : 2.60 cm or 1.27 inches.
Mekugi :
Width at the Hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.82 cm or 0.32 inches.
Era : Later Muromachi period Tenmon 17th (1532~1555)
Shape : Ubu wide thick blade with Mitsu Mune style long Kissaki, Bohi engraved on both sides of the blade.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-hada well grained with Jinie attach. Utsuri appear on the surface.
Hamon : Konie-deki Suguha with Ko-Gunome maxed. Ashi, Yo, Kinsuji work well in Ha.

Special feature : Bizen Koku Osafune Kiyomitsu school were active during Muromachi period.
This blade was forged by Gorozaemon. There are no secular name engraved in signature, but judged by NBTHK from the wellness of Jigane.
At same ages, Sonuemon, Yozaemon made many great swords.
And this sword is Tame-Uchi (order made) for Samurai with the name ‘Oshio Ukyo’ at Harima province.
We recommend this sword for you.

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

(*In order to make a payment to consignor from us immediately after the item has been sold, we cannot accept cancellation on items indicated as ‘consignment sale’ for any reason. Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation.)

Price : 1,500,000 JPY