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Tanto : Bizenkoku Ju Osafune Sukesada Saku

Ordering number : 12649

Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.

Signature : Bizenkoku Ju Osafune Sukesada Saku
Tenbun 15 nen 8 gatu hi.

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 19.0 cm or 7.48 inches.
Sori : Uchizori.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.11cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is rather small sized with thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Itame hada and Mokume hada mixed with jinie attach and also Chikei work.On the Ji, clear Utsuri appear.
Hamon : niedeki suguha bright and clear. Boshi is round shape yakisage style.

Special feature : The founder of the Sukesada started from early Muromachi to late Muromachi period and also Edo period which is very popular sword school.
There are 3 sections Sukesada which are devised Zokumyo sukesada, good sukesada and mass productive sukesada.
Zokumyo sukaseada was made for the top ranking samurai or Daimyo.
Bizen Kuni Sukesada is also for high ranking samurai.
Just only sukesada, or Bisyu Osafune Sukesada is for regular samurai.
You can understand well that the blade is very healthy is that the signature and Yasurime bot fly clear and also Hamachi is very good condition.
Kasane is also very fat almost Ubu style without Togiberi(not polished too much).
The blade is suitable for a marital package for your daughter. (In Japan high ranking family give a Tanto for married daughter to have made extremely determined her decision.)

Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae.

Fuchikashira : Black horn.
Saya : Black roar saya.
Menuki : Snow on the branch of the tree is melting scene is engrave by silver plate.
Kozuka : On the syakudo nanako plate,Snow on the branch of the tree is melting scene is engrave by silver plate.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price:JPY 400,000-. (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)