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Tachi : Bishu Osafune Tsuneie (gold inlay)


Tachi in Shirasaya (23th NBTHK Juyo Paper)

Signature : Bishu Osafune Tsuneie
Ouei 28nen 10gatu hi (Kinzogan : gold inlay) Hutatsu do Setudan
Teikyo 2nen 10gatsu 19 hi
Yamano Kanjyu-ro Hisahide (Kao).

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 69.6 cm or 27.4 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.56 cm or 0.61 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period. Ouei 28nen.
Shape : The blade is rather wide with little sori.
Jitetsu : Itame hada and Mokume hada mixed with Jinie attach and covered in Jinie and Chikei attach.
Hamon : Gunome and Koshi-biraki-Gunome,Gunome mix in nakasuguha to kissaki. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji with konie.
Boshi is round shaped.

Special feature : Tsuneie was working from Late Nanbokucyo oeriod to Eikyo era.This school continue until 5th generation.
This blade is quite well Jigane and Hamon which remind us Ouei Morimitsu and Yasumitsu.
This Tachi is very really rare and very difficult to get,
therefore we recommend this precious Tachi strongly.

23th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 3,500,000 JPY-

-Katana, Masterpiece