Ordering Number: 22048
Tanto in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Kiyomitsu 備前国住長船清光
Genki 3 Nen 8 Gatsu 元亀三年八月
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo Saku ranking.
Habaki: Silver single habaki.
Blade length:24.0cm or 9.44in
Width at the hamachi:2.36cm or 0.92in
Kasane:0.66cm or 0.25in
The weight of the sword:160grams.
Era: Genki 3(1572), the late Muromachi period.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick, solid work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie and Utsuri. There is a rough part in the jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with deep nioikuchi with small ashi. Boshi is disordered and long.
Tsuba: Iron tsuba with high-relief carving of shell.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo-Ishimeji plate with high-relief carving of flower.
Menuki: Shakudo carving of flower.
Kogai: Shakudo nanako plate with high relief carving of a horse and sea. Signature: Yamazaki Ichiga.
Kogatana: Signature: Bunbo Koku Junin Eizyu Kore Tsukuru
Kozuka: Shakudo nanako plate with high relief carving of a horse and sea. Signature: Yamazaki Ichiga.
Features: Bizen Koku Osafune Kiyomitsu is the swordsmith in Sue Bizen. The surface of the blade is rough a bit. However, the Koshirae which is unified by shell motifs is nice.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
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