Wakizashi:Bishu Osafune Norimitsu Eisho 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August1511)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23776

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Bishu Osafune Norimitsu
Eisho 8 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August1511)
備州長船法光
永正八年八月日

Sue Koto period: Jyo Saku: O Wazamono: Bizen
At our company, we categorize the quality of a swordsmith’s work as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This piece is ranked as Jyo Saku for Bishu Osafune Norimitsu.

Habaki: Silver single Habaki
Blade Length: 56.9 cm (22.40 in)
Curvature: 2.3 cm (0.91 in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 2.82 cm (1.11 in)
Width at the Tip: 1.89 cm (0.74 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.73 cm (0.29 in)
Sword Weight: 555 grams
Era: Muromachi period, August 1501
Shape: Wide and thick blade with deep curvature. The point is extended, and both sides feature Bo-Hi (groove) and Soe-Hi (auxiliary groove), making it a well-proportioned work.
Jigane: Ko-Itame Hada mixed with Mokume Hada, with visible Utsuri.
Hamon: Small Gunome Midare with Ko-Ashi and mixed with Yubashiri.

Features: Norimitsu is a highly esteemed swordsmith, and it is believed that he did not inscribe a common name on his works from the beginning of his career.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This piece from the Eiroku period, being almost as long as a full-length sword at 59.6 cm, is a masterpiece featuring a Katte-Agari Hi (rising groove) and Soe-Hi. It’s an exceptional work we highly recommend.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:950,000 JPY-.

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