Ordering number : 18364
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature :BIZEN KUNI JYU OSAFUNE SUKESADA.
(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 :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.4 cm or 28.1 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.433 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.99cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3cm or 0.9inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.28inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Tenbun 16th 2gatsu(Feb) 1547.
Shape : The blade is regular width. thickness with rather small sori and longer kissaakai.
Jigane :Itame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deki cyoji midare with ashi, Yo sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Bo-shi: Midarekomi ans round shape point.
Special feature: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. A large number of swords were made there in
the late Muromachi period not only supplying the demand of the Age of Provincial Wars in Japan but also as an important exporting item to the Ming dynasty in China. It is the accepted theory that the sword made with mass-product process
has the signature begins Bishu-Osafune. Contrary made to order or conscientiously made sword has the signature begins Bizen Koku Ju Osafune sukesada and Zokumyo iri top ranking sword.
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : syakudo some designe is engraved.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, some samurai on the horseback are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:This sword has passed more than 470 years which was a family treasure for a long time. On this blade back side, has Kitaekizu around Monouchi area but the blade has passed 470 years. Generally sukesada make suguha hamon but this sword is midare cyoji midare unusual sword.
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Price :350,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)