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Tanto: Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu

Ordering number : 13195 (Consignment Sale)

Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae in box.(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature: Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu
Meiou 3 nenn …

The blade was polished.
Habaki: Silver Single foil habaki
Blade length : 17.0 cm or 6.69 inches.
Sori : 0
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi :1.79 cm or 0.70 inches.
Kasane : 0.45cm or 0.17 inches.
Era : Muromachi Meiou Period
Shape : Wide width with regular size rather short tanto but it has long nakago.
It is typical tanto of Meiou period.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada with Mokitame mixed. Jinie is attached. There are soft utsuri seen on the jigane.
Hamon : Konie base gonome midare with shoji mixed. There are sunagashi and streaks of kinsuji seen.

Special feature : Bishuu Osafune Ukyou Ryou Katsumitsu is one of the highest rank Shiireuchi name
It is very rare to see such tanto that is katakiriba. The condition is rather good.

Koshirae : Black lacquered saya and tsuka with grape leaves drawn with gold.

NBTHK Hozon paper
In box
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price:JPY 550,000-.(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)