Ordering number : 14891
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Sukesada
Eisho 3nen 8 gatsu Hi (August 1506)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Bishu Osafune Sukesada belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 59.3 cm or 23.34 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.77 cm or 1.09 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Almost Katana size long wakizashi. Regular wide and thick blade. The tang is short.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. There are Chikei.
Hamon : Ko-Nie Deki, Choji Midare with many Ashi. Boshi is Midarekomi Hakikake style.
Special feature : Sukesada was active from Early Muromachi Period to Late Muromachi Period
that continues long time from late Edo period. Bishu Osafune Sukesada is known for Kazuuchi
or mass produced sword however, it was carefully made during Eisho period
and even some were designated as Juyo Token.
This Jigane is nice. The Hamon is also good. On the tang, the signature is clear. The hole is one.
Tachi Koshirae : around Meiji period.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.