Ordering number : 19286
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Sukesada
(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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver double habaki.
Blade length : 71.8 cm or 28.27 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.189 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.244 inches.
Weight of the blade: 865 grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period 1521 daiei era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
The blade is cut shortened.
Jigane :Komokume had qute well grained
with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Konie deck nice Choji midare
from the Hamachi area to the Yokote line.
Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature: Even if This sword has Suruage and Machiokuri,
The work is outstandingly good but there is no common name
but a swordman with a considerable nameIt is a work produced
by high ranking swordsmith. It is not mass productive sword,
From the signature. I remind Genbei sukesada.
From Aoi Art : This work’s Bizen Kunni Osafune Ju Sukesada
was carefully crafted and This work is a masterpiece
that will not lose anything to those works like Zokumyo Uchi swords.
It is a pity Suriage Machiokuri but the sword it self wonderful master piece.
So we recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art etimation paper: whole Oshigata.