Ordering number: 23088
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Bishu Osafune Yasumitsu(2nd generation)
Eikyo 11 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi
Middle Koto blade, Jyo saku: Wazamono 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.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:25.2cm or 9.92inches.
Sori:0.0cm or 0.0inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.06cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane:0.52cm or 0.20inches.
The weight of the sword:130grams
Era: February, Eikyo 11(1440)
Shape: Mitsumune shaped work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie.
Hamon: Suguhadeki with Bo-Utsuri. Boshi turns back in a small circle shape.
Special feature: We have Bishu Osafune Yasumitsu 1st and 2nd. This work is supposed to have been made by the 2nd generation because there is a production date of Eikyo era.
Tsuba: Iron plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Autumn plants and grasshoppers are engraved with gold color on brown leather.
Menuki: Shakudo plate. Chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo-Nanako plate. Silver grass and dragonfly are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: Bizen Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukekane, polished
From Aoi Art: A son of Uemonjo Yasumitsu. He started to make swords around Ouei 28. Yasumitsu and Morimitsu were the only swordsmiths that flourished among all swordsmiths of Ouei Bizen. Their skill excelled above all others’. This work has nicely-
engraved inscription and great Koshirae. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta