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Wakizashi :(Orikaeshi Mei)Bishu(Osafune Yasumitsu)


Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshriae (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature: (Orikaeshi Mei)Bishu(Osafune Yasumitsu)

middle Koto:Jyo saki ranking:Oowazamono
(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.
Blade length : 35.5cm or 13.97 inches.
Sori :0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi :2.77cm or 1.09 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.52 cm or 0.20 inches.
Weight of the blade: 240grams.
Era :early Muromachi period.1394-1427
Shape : The blade is Orikaeshi mei with Bo-hi and soe-hi are engraved large size Sunnobi style.
Jitetsu :Itame had and zMokume had mixed with jinnie attach
with Bo-Utsuri appear and chikei work. marvalours texture.
Hamon : Konie deki Cyoji midare with ashi.
Boshi is midarekomi with Togari boshi.

Special feature : Early stage of Ouei era, Morimitsu and Yasumitsu both are well known wordsmiths
who are walking the summit. Especially quite once Jigane and Cyoji midair hamon were welcomed
by many high ranking samurai and Daimyo and influenced a lot to other wordsmiths .
Probably Ysumitsu, Marimitsu both influenced from Nagamitsu, Kagemitsu
and other famous swwordsmithes. They have no equal to other wordsmiths
They made their own jigane by their own specific way which is wonderful excellent jigane.
Please watch the pictures of the blade carefully.
Generally Morimitsu made cyoji midair hamon but Yasumitsu is fond of Suguha hamon.
This sword is Cyoji midair hamon which looks like Morimitsu hamon.
Sword collectors want to obtain such kind of Ouei bizen school sword because of the beautiful Jigane.

Tsuba:On the round shape iron Tsuba. a samurai on the horse with Yoroi
and Kabuto is fighting with another smurai.
Fuchikashira:On the shibuichi plate. willow tree are engraved.
menuki:a dragon is engraved with gold color.
kozuka :a parapet is engraved by copper plate and Centipedes are engraved.
Centipedes is good motif for Japanese sword fittings.
Because this insect is powerful against enemy and not run away until die.
Saya: shark skin.

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

Price : 750,000 JPY-