Wakizashi : Bishu Osafune Iesuke/Ouei 21 ne 10 gatsu Hi (October 1414)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae
(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper) for the blade /(NBTHK Hozon paper) for the Koshirae
Signature : Bishu Osafune Iesuke
Ouei 21 ne 10 gatsu Hi (October 1414)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Bishu Osafune Iesuke belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold Single Foiled Habaki
Blade length : 34.8 cm or 13.70 inches.
Sori : 0.4 cm or 0.15 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Kasane : 0.51 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Muromachi Oei 12th Year(1414)
Shape : It is Shobu tsukuri shape with Bo-hi engraved.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with mixture of mokume hada.
Jinie is well attached. Utsuri work is appearing in the ji.
Hamon : Konie deki kogunome midare with mixture of choji. Koashi is attached. Boshi is sharp turn back style.
Special feature : Bishu Osafune Iesuke is said to be the student of Omiya Morikage.
The outstanding Jigane is no different to the big two Oei Bizen sword smith Morimitsu and Yasumitsu.
Alike those smithes, the Boshi hamon is turning back sharp as a candle wicks.
This Oei Bizen Morimitsu has top quality jigane. It is splendid gunome choji hamon consisted in nie work.
Such Oei Bizen swords is not easy to see in the market nowadays.
You should not miss this chance.
Koshirae : Excellent Zaimei Koshirae
Fuchikashira : (Most likely read)Suikosai Hirano Tsuneyuki Kaei Ni Tsuchinototori year February.
Shibuchichi plate with peony design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Menuki : Shibuichi plate with Shi-Shi dog design engraved.
Tsuba : (Most likely read) Suikosai Hirano Tsuneyuki (Kao) On Oval shape Shibuichi plate,
peony and butterfly design engraved and inlaid with gold, silver and copper.
Kozuka : Iwamoto sadanaka Peony design engraved and inlaid with gold.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper for the blade
NBTHK Hozon paper for the Koshirae
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.