Ordering number: 22452
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Osafune Tsuneie)
Chu Koto: Chu Jyo saku: Ryo Wazamono: Bizen
(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: Gold foiled double Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:70.5cm or 27.75inches.
Sori:1.75cm or 0.68inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.05cm or 1.20inches.
Width at the Kissak:1.75cm or 0.68inches.
Kasane:0.72cm or 0.28inches.
The weight of the sword:785grams
Era: The Ouei era, the Muromachi period. 1394
Shape: Osuriage Mumei. The blade is slightly broad and thick with deep Sori and longer
Jigane: Similar Jigane to Morimitsu and Yasumitsu from Ouei Bizen. It has Chikei and Utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki with Konie, Chojimidare and Ko-Gunomemidare with frequent Koashi.
Special feature: Tsuneie is said to be a son of Osafune Mitsuhisa, and made swords from the Ouei era to the Eijun era. His style is marvelous Jigane like Morimitsu and Yasumitsu. But Morimitsu and Yasumitsu made Tanto or smaller Wakizashi with Bo-
Utsuri, but this work is Suriage and very long.
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba. Peony is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo-Nanako plate, peony is engraved with gold color.
(Fuchi Mei- Hidemasa(Kao))
Menuki: Shakudo plate, peony is engraved with colors.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya
From Aoi Art: Most of Osafune Tsuneie works are generally shorter works, so it is rare to see long items like this. Boshi is round and turns back sharply. NBTHK judged this as Tsuneie probably because it is different from Morimitsu characteristics. We truly recommend this one to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta