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Tanto:Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 24255

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu
Eiroku 4 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August 1561)

Sue-Koto (Late Old Sword): Chūjō-Saku (Medium-High Ranking Work): Bizen
Our company categorizes swords based on the skill of the swordsmith, including Top-Notch,
Very Good, Good, and Ordinary works.
In terms of craftsmanship, this work ranks as a Very Good piece.
Habaki(鎺): copper habaki
Blade Length: 28.4cm
Curvature: 0.2cm
Mekugi hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.5 cm
Thickness: 0.7 cm
Sword Weight: 240 grams
Era: the late Muromachi Period, 1561
Shape: Mitsumune style tanto with wide and thick blade.
Jigane: Ko-itame hada well grained. There is pale utsuri in the jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki suguha. Boshi is midarekomi and hakikake.

Features: Osafune Kiyomitsu is the representative swordsmith of Sue Bizen. There was a lot of demand for swords in the late Muromachi period, and many swordsmith made a lot of inferior swords in a mass production system. It is said that he never adopted the mass production method. In the peaceful Edo period, not many Tanto were made.

Koshirae: Aikuchi Koshirae
Fittings: Copper plate with vine design.
Saya: Aogai Chirashi Saya.
Menuki: Copper with elephant.
Kozuka: Copper with Samurai.
Wari-Kogai: Iron with ship.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi-Art estimation paper
whole oshigata

Please note: the price does not include the international shipping costs.

Price:360,000 JPY-.

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