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Wakizashi:Bishu Osafune Norimitsu (not reliable signature)

Ordering number : 12519 (Consignment sale)
Wakizashi in Koshirae
Signature:Bishu Osafune Norimitsu (not reliable signature)

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold iroe double habaki.
Blade length : 49.8 cm or 19.60 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.51 cm or 0.98 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.78 cm or 0.7 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : This blade is rather slim Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame and Ko-mokume mix, with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha with Ko-ashi work in Ha.
Boshi is Hakikake style.

Special feature : The founder of Norimitsu started from late Kamakura period to late Muromachi period.
He is well known sword maker during Kansho to Bunmei era.
This Wakizahi is nice and has Koshirae. But there are small kizu and rust on the blade.
Also we can not guarantee about this signature, because it is Consignment sale.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On the Yamagane plate, openwork is engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the suaka cooper plate, salmon and wave etc are engraved with gold color iroe.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Menuki : On the suaka cooper plate, some design is engraved with gold color iroe.
Kozuka :
Kogatana :

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 150,000-.
(bank transfer): (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)