Wakizashi : Mumei (Den Bizen Hosafune Sanenaga)
Ordering number : 10223
Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Den Bizen Hosafune Sanenaga)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold Single habaki.
Blade length : 45.45 cm or 17.89 inches.
Sori : 0.91 cm or 0.36 inches.
Mekugi : 1 cm
Width at the hamachi : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Width at the kissaki : 2.64 cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.5 cm or 0.2 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
Shape : It is O-Suriage mumei work with regular width and thickness.
There is shallow sori and it is Ko-Kissaki.
JItetsu : O-Suriage mumei with much width and thickness. It is Kokissaki work.
Hamon : Nie deki suguha with koashi mixed. Ashi and yo is attached. Boshi is round ended.
Special feature : Bizen Osafune Sanenaga is a student of Nagamitsu who also brought up famous Kagemitsu,
Chikakage and Sanenaga.
Of all the students, Sanenaga made calm suguha style and koashi appearing.
This is suguha deki and koashi attached with deep nioiguchi.
Koashi is well attached and boshi is remaining fully.
Tsuba : Round shape shakudo nanakoji tsuba with pine tree and crane design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Fuchi Kashira : Shakudo nanakoji plate with shipwar fight scene engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya : Same saya
Menuki : A Samurai wearing Yoroi Kabuto engraved and inlaid with gold.
Kozuka : Shakudo nanakoji plate with chrysanthemum design engraved and inliad with gold.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 850,000 JPY-(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)