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

Ordering number: 23684

Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature:
Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Magouemon Jo Kiyomitsu
備前国住長船孫右衛門尉清光

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.

Habaki: single foiled gold Habaki
Blade length : 30.7cm or 12.0 in
Sori: 0 cm or 0 in
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.48 cm or 0.97 in
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.30 in
The weight of the sword: 210 grams.

Era: Late Muromachi period, the late 19th century.

Shape: The blade is slightly wide, thick and looks solid.
Jigane:Itame hada well grained with jinie attach, Chikei and Utsuri appear.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha hamon, there are slightly deep Nioikuchi and soft Koasi. Boshi is Midare Komi style from near the Monouchi and turns back sharply.

Special Feature: From early Muromachi period, people called the sword smiths from Bizen Osafune and their swords as “Suebizen” from their characteristics. Many sword smiths refer themselves as Suebizen, but it is said that Gorouzaemon and Magouemon Kiyomitsu were the best smiths in the Suebizen group. Magouemon was great at making Suguha.

From Aoi Art: There are Suebizen works with Zokumyo(the real name of the sword smith which was sometimes engraved on Mei when the work was so great made and they feel themselves proud about the work) and without which were mass produced. This work has a Zokumyo and supposed to be made-to-order. For a Magouemon this sword is a relatively firm and has a thick blade.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price:360,000 JPY-.

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