Ordering number : 19118
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Sukesada
Eiroku 8 nenn 2 gast hi(Feb 1565)
Sayagaki: BIshu Osafune Sukesada
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 72.6 cm or 28.58 inches.
Sori : 2.6 cm or 1.02 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.34 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword grams.
Era : Muromachi period Eiroku 8 (1565)
Shape : This sword is wide and thick with deep sori and long kissaki.
Nakago is Ubu Nakago.
Jigane : komokume hada and koitame hada are mixed with jinie attach.
There are utsuri.
Hamon : niedeki suguha with small ashi.
Bo-shi is midarekomi and pointed style.
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.
Sukesada has become a synonym for the Osafune School though the
founder was Mitsutada. It is regrettable that a deluge devastated the
School in Osafune districts in Tensho era. Such is the way of the world
that even the Osafune School, that prosperity and power had been unparalleled,
perished in this way in the deluge. Old swords are all that is left to tell
how once the swordsmiths lived.
This blade has production date of Eiroku era on the Nakago.
From Aoi Art: This blade is wide, thick and
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Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.