Ordering number : 19196
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Yasumitsu(2nd generation)
Ouei 31 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1424)
Chu Koto: Wazamono: Jyo Saku: Bizen
(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 :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 29.9 cm or 11.77 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.33cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.51cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Muromachi jidai Ouei are.
Shape : The blade is rather long size without sori
and engraved Goma hash and Bonji on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinniattach and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deck cyouji midair and ashi.bo-shi is midarekomi and turns back sharply like a candle light burning.
Special feature: Yasumitsu was famous swordsmith in early Muromachi period.
Bizen school, as well as Morimitsu. Yasumitsu was a son
of the Osafune Shigeyoshi. He made many Sun-nobi Tanto
and Wakizashi and also he made few Tachi.
On the surface, this blade’s Choji-midare and Boshi look like Morimitsu.
Oei Bizen swordsmith Yasumitsu and Morimitsu are liked by many collector.
But it is very difficult to get their swords recently.
This blade is very nice condition. Also Koshirae is nice condition.
From Aoi Art : The sword has passed more than 600 years with taking care.
The Tanto is very clear Nakago signature and also fails.
The blade is small Kizu but not bad and can see the Utsuri appear
and active choji midare hamon. Generally Yasumotsu made suguha hamon
mainly and a few Tanto Choji midare hamon. Anyway it is very rare Tanto Yasumitsu.
We recommend this tanto which has passed 600 hundreds yeas
as family treasure Tanto.
Historical background: Ashikaga Yoshimitsu resolved the rift between
the Northern and Southern Courts in 1392.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon Paper.