Ordering number : AS19141
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (Sue Bizen)
Sue Koto: Bizen
(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 : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 64.8 cm or 25.51 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.70 cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 590 grams.
Era : Muromachi period around Eisho era.
Shape : Ubunakago, regular width and thickness Katana with Sori.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Utsuri,
Hamon : Ko Nide deki, Gunome Midare and Choji Midare.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midare abd Hakikake style.
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.
Saya : Black Ishime Ji Saya.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba fan and scroll are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo nanako, Kiri mon is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.