Ordering number : 17566
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Sukesada.
Daiei 7 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August 1528)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 65.4 cm or 25.75 inches.
Sori : 2.7cm or 1.06 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.94cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.98 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.685cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Daiei era(1528)
Shape : Regular size thickness and width with large Sori.
The shape is elegant.
Jigane : Ko-Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Utsuri. There are small rusts in the Kissaki part.
Shinogi-Ji: The mixture of Itame Hada and Masame Hada.
Hamon : Nioi Deki, Gunome Midare and Choji Midare.
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.
Koshirae : Handachi Koshirae. Syakudo karakusa design issaku koshirae.
All matching koshirae
Saya :brown collor matsu needle design.
Tsuba :on the mokko style iron tsuba and covered by syakudo nanako
Oo seppa(big seppa) on the syaakudo plate, Karakusa style is engraved
and put them among the Tsuba plate.
Menuki : a dragon is engraved by syakudo plate.
Fuchikashira:Kojiri: On the syakudo plain plate,
Karakusa style design are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:Generally speaking, at late Muromachi period, a lot of mass productive Sukasada were produced
but Eisyo, to Eiroku era, the swords were made by high quality jigane. some swords which was made at Eisyo era
by Bisyu Osafune Sukesada upgraded to Jyuyo Token.
So we mast take care about this matter. Bisyu mei is not always low quality blade. Sukesada cut
the signature under the Mekugiana so the blade is Ubu nakago style.
The sword is deep sori and longer kisaki elegant shape.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 550,000-. (including the shipping fee)