Ordering number: AS21458
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :(kiku-mon) ichi Kawachi Kami Sukesada.
Bizen Kuni Osafune Jyu
(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: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 51.2 cm or 20.1 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.13 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.35 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Ho-Ei era.
Shape: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached clear and beautiful Jigane. Utsuri is visible.
Hamon: Nioideki Choji-Midare. Ko-Ashi and Yo worked.
Special feature: Kawachi Kami Sukesada is son of Sou Saemon and name Zin Saemon. Lived in Settsu.
Tsuba: Shakudo plate. Tree and flowers are engraved. Mei is Masatsune.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako plate. The family crest is engraved with gold. Mei is Yanagikawa Naoharu
Saya: Black Roiro Saya
Menuki: Sakura flower is engraved with gold.
Kogai: Shakudo Nanako plate, Sakura flower is engraved with gold. Mei is Egawa Toshimasa.
From Aoi Art: This is a masterpiece of Kawachi Kami Sukesada.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.