Katana:Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu

Ordering number :21223
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature : Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu
Eiroku 2 nen 8 gatsuhi

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 70.4 cm or 27.7 inches.
Sori :2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 2.8cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 750 grams.
Era : Muromachi period Eiroku 2nd. 1571
Shape : Regular width and thickness. Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer. Good shape sword.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada and Ko-Mokume-Hada well grained. Jinie attached and Utsuri is appear beautifully.
Hamon:Nideki Suguha. Ashi and Yo worked. Nioikuchi is deep and Boshi is Ichimai style.

Special feature: Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu is sword smiths worked from Nanbokucho period to end of Muromachi period. He is mass production simths but this sword is different from others. The Mei was cut carefully, Jigane and Hamon also beautiful. There is a flaw around middle of frontside, but it is not critical.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: Iton Tsuba. A sage and a tiger is and landscape is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate, A samurai is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Deep brown color Saya
Menuki: Iron plate. A samurai riding horse is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation papaer: whole Oshigata.

Price :750,000 JPY-.

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