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Wakizashi : Bishu Osafune Tadamistu/Meio 3 Nen 8 Gatsuhi

Ordering number : 11534

Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.

Signature:Bishu Osafune Tadamistu
Meio 3 Nen 8 Gatsuhi. (August, 1494)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 57.3 cm or 22.55 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.74cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.85 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Middle to late Muromachi period. About 1494
Shape : The blade is about 3cm Machiokuri with deep sori good looking shape.
Jitetsu : Mokume hada well grained with jinie attach and clear Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and round boshi.

Special feature : The founder of the Bishu Osafune Tadamistu started from Nanbokucyo period to later Muromachi period.
The blade was made around Meio era.
This blade is not say Kazuuchi blade(mass productive item)
At until Eisyo era the blade is not called Kazuuchimono.
The blade is high quality nice Katate uchi style sword.

Koshirae : Tachi Koshirae.
Tsuba : The iron Tachi Tsuba.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plate, arakusa design is engraved.
Saya : On the makie saya, silver sand spread on it.
Menuki : Tachi and Kabuto are engraved unusual subject.

Historical background : 1493 Meiou 2nd Meiou no hen:At Meio era Japan was revolution occur which is called
Meio no hen:Japan is battled between Syogun and other Daimyo.

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

Price (credit card) : JPY 550,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 539,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)