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

Ordering number: 23450

Katana: in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

SIgnature :Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Magouemon Jo Kiyomitsu.
Eiroku 12 Nen 2 Gatsu Kichijitsu(February 1569)

Sayagaki: written by Honami Nisshu in November 1984.
Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Magouemon Jo Kiyomitsu
Geishu Asano family’s Heirloom item
The Nakago is Ubu, has signature, and production date.
The blade length is 2 Shaku 1 Sun 5 bu.

Bizen Kuni Jyu Osafune Magouemon Jyo Kiyomitsu.Denrai Geisyu Asano family’s
Ubu nagkaga,Date: February, 12th Year of Eiroku (1569), Lucky Day
Length 2syaku 1sun 5bu Ari Honami Nissyu. (National treasure: for polishing)

(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: Silver Habaki with a family crest engraved.
Blade Length: 65.2 cm or 25.66 inches
Curvature: 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches
Peg Holes: 3
Width at Base: 3.26 cm or 1.28 inches
Width at Tip: 2.29 cm or 0.90 inches
Thickness: 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches
Sword Weight: 790 grams
Era: Muromachi Period, Eiroku 12th Year
Shape: The blade’s shape is broad with a deep curve and a thick, elongated point. The curvature is excellent.
Jigane: The grain pattern on the steel surface is exquisite, showing a mixture of small wood grain patterns, and it displays a beautiful reflection.
Hamon: The hamon (temper line) is bright and clear, with irregularities resembling small feet. The boshi (temper line at the
tip) is irregular and turns back.

Features: Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Magouemon -jo Kiyomitsu, a common name signer,
meticulously crafted this sword, likely upon requests from daimyo families and others. As
you can see, the beauty of the steel surface is exceptional, and the reflections on the
densely packed steel are stunning. The hamon is bright, clear, and intricately adorned
with fine gold lines.
This sword waas reported as geisyu Asanoke(Daimyo’s family)well known sword.
The sayagaki was written by Honami Nissyu who was a national treasure polisher.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This magnificent piece with the common name signature is believed to have been carefully preserved as a work for daimyo families. It is a healthy and splendid piece.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:3,000,000 JPY-.

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