Tanto:Bizen no kuni jyu Osafune Katsumitsu
Tanto in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature:Bizennokunijyu Osafune Katsumitsu
Kyoroku 2nen 8gatsu hi.(August 1529)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 21.0 cm or 8.26 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.09 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.34 cm or 0.13 inches.
Era : middle Muromachi period Kyoroku era 1529
Shape : The blade looks like Moroba tukuri shape. But one side doesn't have edge.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and Komokume hada mixed with Jinie attach beautiful texture. Along with Hamon, Bo-Utsuri aooear slightly.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and rather Urumigokoro.
Special feature: Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu was a famous swordsmith group in Bizen province as well as Sukesada.
Moroha-zukuri sword was found among dedicated swords to the Shinto shrine and magico-religious swords of esoteric Buddhism.
If we say accurately, the blade is Syobu zukuro style.
At that time, many sword makers in Bizen tried to make like this Moroba style Tanto.
This blade is small size and well grained nice Tanto.
Koshirae : The Koshirae looks like Higo style.
Saya : Kawarinuri style hineri kizami saya.
Menuki : bottle gourd is engraved by syakudo plate.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.