Ordering number: AS20146
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignement sale)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Sukesada
Eiroku 5 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
(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 : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length :68.0 cm or 26.8inches.
Sori :2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.9cm or 0.354 inches.
The weight of the sword 770 grams.
Era: Late Muromachi period Eiroku 5th.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame had and Komokume had mixed with jinie attachi
and active Utasuri appear nice texture.
Hamon: Nie deki kogunome midare with small ashi
and round togari turns back.
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.
From Aoi Art: Generally, Bishu Osafune sword are treated as Kazuuchi mono
but this sword is extremely well grained jigane which looks like Eisyo
Jigane and Utsuri. On the shinogi-ji, some lose jigane but not so serious.
You can enjoy active Hamon which has passed more than 460 years.
The sword ubu style with ubu nakago and one whole nice sword.
I recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.