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Katana : Bizen Koku Osafune Kiyomitsu/Eiroku Jyuni nen Hachigatsuhi

Ordering number : 15367 (Consignment sale)

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Bizen Koku Osafune Kiyomitsu
Eiroku Jyuni nen Hachigatsuhi

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kiyomitsu belongs to Jyojyo-saku ranking.

Sue Koto : Bizen
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 65.1cm or 25.62 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.20 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.34 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Muromachi period Eiroku (1558-1570)
Shape : It is wide and thick magnificent katana. It is deep Sori with long kissaki. It is nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : It is unique Kiyomitsu work. It is combination of Mokume hada and Itame hada.
Chikei work is well attached. It is clear Jigane with bright Utsuri work.
Hamon : Nie Deki suguha with Koashi attached. Yo work is amazingly active.
Boshi is undulating brush up style.

Special feature : Harima, Mimasaka and Bizen province had been prospered under the protection of the Akamatsu family.
Above all, Bizen province has turned out a great many talented swordsmiths.
A large number of swords were made there in the late Muromachi period not only supplying the demand of
the Age of Provincial Wars in Japan but also as an important exporting item to the Ming dynasty in China.
It is said that the founder of Osafune School was Mitsutada in mid 13th century.
Kiyomitsu was one of osafune swordsmith. The name had been succeeded for generations.
Above all, Gorozaemon (No) Jo Kiyomitsu circa Tenmon era and Magoemon (No) Jo Kiyomitsu are famous among them.

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

Price : 1,050,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)