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Katana: Mumei (Bishu Osafune Tadamitsu)

Ordering number : 10035

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(Fujishiro kantei issued by human national treasure Fujishiro)

Signature: Mumei (Bishu Osafune Tadamitsu)

Sue Koto:Jyojyo saki rankinng:Ryo wazamono cutting test ranking. Bizen province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.8 cm or 28.26 inches.
Sori : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.87 cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Eisyo era(1504)
Shape : Suriage mumei. the blade is rather wide and thick deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach with Utsuri appear nice texture.
Hamon : Konie deck suguha with koashi(small ash) work.

Special feature : Hikobei Tadamitsu is well known suguha wordsmith and this sword looks like his subject even if the blade is mumei.
In sue(late) bizen sword,Especially Tadamitsu is the top ranking well grained Jigane. Eisyo era is the starting point of the war time(sengoku jida) and a lot of sword makers competed each others.
Therefor at that period, most of Bizen swords are nice jignae and hamon.

Koshirae(mounting) Tachi Koshirae. Kindai.

National human treasure Fujishiro Kantei.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 490,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)