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Wakizashi: Bishu Osafune Sukesada

Order number : 15606

Wakizashi in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Bishu Osafune Sukesada
Eisho 10 nen 8 gatsu Hi. (August 1513)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper single habaki.
Blade length : 59.2 cm or 23.30 inches.
Sori : 1.9cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi : 2.94cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the kissaki: 2.04cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Muromach Period
Shape : It is rather long wakizashi that is close to katana size.
Ther eis double at both the front and back.
It is regular widt hand thickness Katateuchi shape katana.
Jitetsu: Mixture of Itame had and MOkume hada.
Jinie is attached and there is utsuri appearing in the ji.
Hamon: Nie deki choji midare work. Ashi and Yo activities well apearing.

Special feature : Bishu Osafune Sukesada schoolwas active
from middle Muromachi period to late Edo Period.
There is much works made in Late Muromachi period.
There was much mass produced Sukesada swords during late Muromachi period
which were valued low but the swords made in Eisho period were exceptional.
Those made during that time was finely made. Other than the tantos,
the Eisho Sukesada swords were signed with BIshu signature.
Hence, the Eisho period Sukesada is not mass produced.

Tsuba; Iron openwork tsuba early Edo period
Fuchi Kashira: Iron plate with chrysanthemum design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Kojiri: Iron plate with pattern engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya: Black lacquered saya.
Menuki:Brass plate with a motif that looks like moon and sun engraved.
Kozuka: Shakudo nanakoji plate with dragon engraved. It is inlaid with gold.

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

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