Ordering number : AS21178
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature :Bishu Osafune Sukesada
Eiroku 8 Nen 8 Gatsuhi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single habaki.
Blade length : 74.0 cm or 29.13 inches.
Sori : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.2cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.83 or 0.327inches.
The weight of the sword 845grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period Eiroku era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick
with deep sori and longer kissaki healthy nice sword.
Jigane :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Nie deki sugaha based active gunome midare mixed wild feeling active temper line.
Special feature: In the Muromachi period, Harima, Mimasaka and Bizen province had been prospered
under the protection of the Akamatsu family. Above all, Bizen province has turned out
a great many talented swordsmiths. Supplying the demand of the Age of Provincial Wars in Japan,
a large number of swords were made there in the late Muromachi period. On horseback battle
in suit of armor in the Namboku-cho period changed to infantry battle in the Muromachi period.
According to requirement, blade length also changed from magnificent tachi to Uchi-gatana convenient
for nimble unsheathing to fight against an enemy. In addition, Japan was carrying on a brisk trade
with China; Ming dynasty at that time and the sword was very important key commodity.
Sukesada has become a synonym for the Osafune School. The techniques of forging sword were highly developed
around the Eisho era. Jiro-Shiro Sukesada, Hikozaemon-Sukesada, Yozaemon-Sukesada
and Genbei-Sukesada were noted as prominent sword-smiths.
From Aoi Art: This sword was made at Eiroku era. very healthy and long blade.
Yasurime (file ) is very clear and also clean nakago one hole.
Hamachi is very good condition Jihamon both healthy we strongly recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.