Katana: Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu Saku(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: AS24119

Katana: in Shirasaya with Koshirae
Signature: Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu Saku

(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.

habaki: copper
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length: 70.0 cm (2.8in)
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.3 cm (1.3in)
Kasane: 2.1 cm (0.8in)
thickness: 0.8 cm (0.3 in)
The weight of the sword: 845 g

Era: The late Muromachi period, around the late 16th century
Shape: wide and thick blade with deep sori.
Jigane: Ko-itame hada with pale utsuri.
Hamon: Suguha mixed with gunome midare with Ko-ashi and yo.
Boshi is midarekomi and turns back.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: iron tsuba with silver inlay
Fuchikashira: brass plate carved with chrry blossom.
Menuki: Shakudo carving of horses
Saya: black lacquered

Features: Sue-Koto: Chu jyo saku: Bizen
Although Kiyomitsu and Sukesada are known as mass-production swordsmith, the quality of this work is high and its jigane and the hamon are beautiful.
The Koshirae is not gorgeous, but it has a serious and desirable atmosphere.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi-Art estimation paper
whole oshigata

Auction Starting Price: 950,000 JPY-.

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