Tachi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae and Kiri box(NBTHK Hozon paper for the blade)
(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper for the Koshirae)
Signature : Bizen koku ju Osafune Sukesada saku
Kyoroku 2 nen 2 gatsu hi (February 1529)
Sayagaki: Bizen koku ju Osafune Sukesada saku
Kyoroku 2 nen 2 gatsu hi.
Blade lenght is 68.3cm.
by Dr. Kanzan (Kao) in 1971
Hakogaki: Tachi, Bizen koku ju Osafune Sukesada saku
Kyoroku 2 nen
The blade was polished
Blade length : 68.3 cm or 26.88 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.77 cm or 1.09 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.69 cm or 0.62 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Rather narrow with deep Sori. nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu :Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha base, ashi, and yo scatter soflly.
Special feature : Sukesada and Kiyomitsu were both working at late Muromachi
period and made accountable swords also exported Japanese swords to China and Korea.
The best quality swords is called Chumonuchi sword (Daimyo class ordered special
quality sword which were mentioned Zokumyo (real sword maker's name) and
then upper class was called Bizen Koku like this sword
and mass productive swords like Bishu Osafune .
This blade has nice shape and also nice work. We recommend this Tachi for you.
Itomaki Tachi Koshirae
NBTHK Hozon paper for the blade.
NBTHK Tokubetsu kicho paper for the Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.