Wakizashi: Bizen koku ju Osafune Katsumitsu saku
Ordering number : 13643 (Consignment sale)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature: Bizen koku ju Osafune Katsumitsu saku
Eisho 2nen 2gatsu hi (February 1505)
Sue Koto:Saijyo saki top ranking:
Ryowazamono cutting test high ranking:Bizen school.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 58.18 cm or 22.90 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.00 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.81 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi Eisyo era (February 1505).
Shape : Shinogi tsukuri Wakizashi.
Engraving : Hachiman Daibosatsu and Kasuga Daimyojin.
Jitetsu : Itake hada well grained with Jinie attached.
There are many Midare Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie deki, Gunome Midare. Nioikuchi Shimari gokoro.
In Ha, there are Ko-nie, Ashi, Yo, Kinsuji and Sunagashi.
Special feature : Katsumitsu is a major sword smith in Sue-Bizen.
In the book, there are some Zokumyo Katsumitsu. From the Nakago,
this Katsumitsu is Bizen koku ju Osafune Jirozaemon jo Katsumitsu.
Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Jirozaemon Jo Katsumitsu of a son of the Ukyo Katsumitsu.
First He cut the signature on the Nakago Jiro Zaemon but later on he changed his name to Jirozaemon Jyo Katsumitsu. The blade was highest level Saijyo saki ranking and also Oowazamono cutting test ranking.
This blade has beautiful Hamon and nice Jigane. You can enjoy with this blade very much.
Tsuba : On the Shakudo nanako, cloud, dragon and Kiri mon are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : On the Shakudo nanako, wave and Shachi(fabulous dolphin like fish) are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black roiro Saya.
Menuki : On the Shakudo, Koyahijiri design is engraved with gold and silver color.
Kozuka : On the Shakudo, Koyahijiri design is engraved with gold and silver color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 3,000,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 2,960,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)