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Katana:Bishu Osafune Suke (cut shortened)

Ordering number : 09101
Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: Bishu Osafune Suke (cut shortened)

The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold color iroe single habaki.
Blade length : 73.9 cm or 29.09 inches.
Sori : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.77 cm or 0.69 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era :Late Muromachi period, about eiroku era.
Shape : The blade was cut shortened but the signature is mentioned as Bishu Osahune Suke (sada) The blade is regular sized with deep sori and rather longer kissaki nice elegant shaped sword.
Jitetsu :Itame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki choji midare and gunome midare mixed.
Boshi is round midare yakisage style.

Special feature : The founder of the Sukesada started early Muromachi to late Muromachi period.
The top ranking sukesada has Zokumyo on the tang which was made demanding Daimyo and other top samurai.
Next is Bizen Kuni Sukesada and regular Sukesada which is called Kazuuchi Sukesada mass productive items.
This sword is called Kazuuchi sukesada.
But the condition is pretty good.
On the shinogiji, small kizu but not so bad.
The sword has passed more than 500 years but still healthy blade with deep sori nice looking shape.
Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 350,000-.
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(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)