Ordering number: AS22192
Tanto in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu.
Meiou 7 Nen 8 Gatsuhi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length :15.0 cm or 5.90 inches.
Sori : 0.0cm or 0.0 inches.
Width at the hamachi :1.74 cm or 0.65 inches.
Kasane :0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword 80 grams
Era : Muromachi period Ouei 7th August. 1499
Jigane :Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached beautiful Jigane and Utsuri is visible.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha, thick Ko-Ashi worked. Boshi is round shape.
special feature: Katsumitsu was started
Saya :Kawari-Nuri style Saya with Kozuka and Kogatana.
From Aoi Art: Katsumitsu which was made during Eisho era are mass produtions, but swords that was made after that are made carefully.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta