Katana: Bishu Osafune Sukesada (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 23515

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token, NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature:
Bishu Osafune Sukesada 備州長船祐定
Eiroku 3 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi 永禄三年八月日 (August 1560)

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as Jyojyo Saku.

Habaki: Silver single-foil
Blade Length: 69.9 cm (27.52 in)
Curvature: 2.7 cm (1.06 in)
Mekugi Hole: 2 holes
Width at Base: 3.37 cm (1.33 in)
Width at the Tip: 2.37 cm (0.93 in)
thickness: 0.66 cm
Sword Weight: 830 grams

Era: the late Muromachi period, Eiroku 3 (1561)
Shape:wide and thick blade with about 3cm of suriage and machiokuri.
Jigane: Fine itame hada with utsuri.
Hamon: niedeki suguha and small midare hamon.

Features: Bishu Osafune Sukesada was prolific during the late Muromachi period. Although there were hastily made mass-produced swords, this early production is relatively well done.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price: 450,000 JPY-.
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