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Tanto:Bizen koku Ju Osafune Sukesada.


Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae

Signature:Bizen koku Ju Osafune Sukesada.
Tenbun 2 nen 8 gatu hi (1533 August)

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 23.2 cm or 9.13 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.04 cm or 0.8 inches.
Kasane : 0.51 cm or 0.2 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape :The blade is regular sized nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame hada and Mokume hada mixed with jinie attach well grained texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha hamon tightly and round shaped kissaki.

Special feature : Sukesada and Kiyomitsu both are well known sword makers in Muromachi period.
Especially Sukesada started from early Muromachi to late Muromachi period and continued to Edo period long term.
This school made the top ranking sword which is called Zokumyo sukesda (the signature is mentioned on the tang) and on the hand, they produced mass productive items which is called Kazuuchi mono.
This sword is mentioned Bizen Kuni which is not Kazuuchi mono.
The blade is rather healthy and nice suguha hamon.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the iron plate, the rim is engraved vine tree with gold color.
Fuchikashira : On the shakudo nanako plate, bracken is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Blue shell saya.
Menuki : A bee is engraved by copper plate.

Guarantee : NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 330,000-.