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Katana:Bishu Osafune Sukesada Saku (Non Guranteed)

Ordering Number: AS24347

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: Bishu Osafune Sukesada Saku 備州長船祐定作 (Non Guranteed)
Tenbun San Tsuki Hachigatsu Hi (August 1534) 天文三月八月日

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This sword is ranked as Jyo Saku.

Blade Length: 75.2 cm (29.61 in)
Curvature: 2.3 cm (0.91 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.00 cm (1.18 in)
Width at Tip: 1.87 cm (0.74 in)
Thickness: 0.56 cm (0.22 in)
Sword Weight: 640 grams
Era: Late Muromachi period,1534

Shape: deep curved blade with little long kissaki.
Jigane: Ko-itame hada with Sumihada and utsuri.
Hamon: suguha with deep nioikuchi and ko-ashi. Boshi has kinsuji.

Features: The hamon appears to have been reapplied to a once-burned sword from the rusting of the handle.  So I believe the inscription is authentic, but we do not guarantee that it will pass the Hozon shinsa. As for the sword itself, I think the jigane is varied and attractive.

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Whole Oshigata

Auction Starting Price:250,000JPY

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