Tanto: Bizen Osafune Ju Nagamitsu

Ordering number: AS21329
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu)(consignment sale)
Signature : Bizen Osafune Ju Nagamitsu  備前長船住長光
Seian 22 Nen 11 Gatsu hi.

Koto: Saijyo saku: Oo waza mono cutting test ranking: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.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 21.52 cm or 8.47 inches.
Sori :0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi :1.76 cm or 0.69 inches.
Kasane : 0.49cm or 0.19 inches.
The weight of the sword 85 grams.
Era : Kamakura period Seian 22 nen 11 gatsu hi.
The blade was made at Kamakura period Seian era 1299, November.
Shape: The blade is rather shallow Uchibori style.
Jigane: Komokume hada well grained with jinie attach small utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deki round gunome midare. bo-shii is sansaku syle.

Special feature: Nagamitsu is the son of Mitsutada, the ancestor of Osafune, and is the second generation of the same sect. The existing work is a swordsmith in the Kamakura period Most of them are even and have good skills. His style is roughly divided into his father Mitsutada style work, gorgeous Choji Midare, Suguha Hamon and Chouji Midare work, which is relatively gentle.

Aikuchi koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon )
Koshirae: Issaku koshirae. on the copper plate, some design are painted.
Saya: Some designe are painted by black color Ureshi.
Fuchikashira:Kojiri: Kurikata: all are same design are inlayed on the copper plate.
Kozuka: On the copper plate, some designs are inlayed.
Kogai: On the copper plate, some designs are inlayed.
Menuki : On the Shakudo plate, flowers and leaves are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: This work is slender and presents Uchizori’s Tanto
shape and Kitae generally has a Koitame hada texture and a rounded Kogunome Midare, which is a unique blade pattern that returns Bo-shi, Notare and Togari Gokoro. It is a work that has passed the era of 722 years. The year of Seian November 2010 engraved on the back is very valuable, and it can be said that Nagamitu with the year is extremely rare. Naturally, it is a work that was handed down to the daimyo family, and I would like to pay tribute to the fact that Tanto has been preserved so far for 722 years. Koshirae is a work of Issaku koshirae and dignity. We pray that it will be carefully preserved as a treasure in your home. Long signature and also Uramei is also a very valuable work.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 6,000,000 JPY-.

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