Katana: Bizen Koku Osafun Ju Sukenaga Bunka 12 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: AS23358

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Bizen Koku Osafun Ju Sukenaga 前国長船住祐永
Bunka 12 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi 文化十二年八月日 (August, 1815)

Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Bizen
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This piece is ranked as Jyo Saku for Sukenaga from Bizen no Kuni Osafune-jū.

Habaki: gold foiled habaki
Blade length: 71.7 cm (28.23 in)
Curvature: 1.6 cm (0.63 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base (Motohaba): 3.03 cm (1.19 in)
Width at Tip (Sakihaba): 2.01 cm (0.79 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.75 cm (0.30 in)
Sword Weight: 740 grams
Era: the late Edo period,1815

Shape: wide and thick blade with ububa.
Jigane: dense Mokume-hada with pale utsuri.
Hamon: Nie-deki straight Hamon with frequent ko-ashi.

Features: Bizen Koku Osagune Sukenaga, the younger son of Sukehira succeeded to his father and called himself as the 56th generation grandson of Tomonari, the one of the oldest swordsmith of Bizen school. This sword is his early piece.
This sword has long ububa and beautiful utsuri. We recommend it.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Auction Starting Price:500,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction




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