Wakizashi:?Saemon Jo Masamitsu (Osafune)
Ordering number : 12172
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature:? Saemon Jo Masamitsu (Osafune)
Midle Koto:Bizen:Jyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki:Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 46.66 cm or 18.37 inches.
Sori : 1.66 cm or 0.65 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.94 cm or 1.15 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is Nagamaki style with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed with jinie attach uturi appear.
Hamon : Koniedeki Choji midare with koala and yo work and also long kinsuji work.
Special feature : Masamitsu was a student of the great Kanemitsu who was working at Nanbokucgo period.
The Hamon and Jigane loohs like Kanemitsu .
Kanemitsu and Masamitsu are well known sword maker as Sodenbizen which is Soshu and bizen mixed style.
This sword is almost ubu nakago with Zokumyo ire masamitsu.
Zokumyo means that long character Saemon Jyo added on the regular Masamitsu.
The blade is quite nice attractive sword.
Historical background: 1391Meitoku 2nen meitoku no ran. Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu triggered rioting other daimyo for the purpose involving the battle and seized power.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 1,000,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 980,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)