Ordering number : 18487
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Iemori
Ouei 10 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi.
(the blade was made on August 10th 1344)
Middle Koto: Chujyo saki: Oowazamono cutting test ranking:Bizen.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jking. yojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
Habaki :Gols wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 56.36 cm or 22.18 inches.
Sori :2.12cm or 0.83 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.56cm or 1.00 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Ouei 10th 1344.
Shape : The blade is suriage and machiokuri
but the whole signature mentioned on the tang.
Jigane :mokume had and oomukune, item had mixed
with jinie attach and midair utssuri appear.
Hamon :Nioi deck cyoji midair small size bright and clear.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature:Iemori was a son of the Morimotsu
and quite well known sword maker in Kozori Bizen school.
Koshirae : Handachi koshirae.
Saya :black ishimeji saya, family crest Kiku moon are painted by gold color.
Tsuba :Syakudo plain plate: Kenjyo Tsuba.
Menuki : a flower is engraved by syakudo plate with gold colr.
From Sword maker Bishu Osafune Iemori: Everybodo in Heisei era,
are you fine? I’m now talking from the heaven 675 years ago.
This age happened Ouei no Ran at Ouei 6th November 28th.
I was making this sword with my students(Deshi) at Ouei 10th in
hot summer August. Very hot! We are making sword very intense
and forcused with mu deshi(student) and prayed our success.
Finally We succeeded to make this sword.
At that time I communicated with Mr.Bizen Morimitsu
and Mr Yasumitsu san but making sword technique is secret
and do not say about the secret each others.
I saw many times his sword and researched.
They also researching our sword technique. Generally speaking
Morimitsu san and Yasumitsu san made more small size
koitame hada and also bo-utsuri made.
But My sword is more larger mokume and item hada
and also midare utsuri hamon.
I heard from master of Aoi Bijyutsu said the blade is very good work
both jigane and hamon also midare uturi and has kept
more than for 675 years by sword collector.
I’m now weep with joy. and also my sword became
Oowazamono cutting test ranking.
I will talk to our deshi(students) about this story.
Please keep my sword in good condition for a long period in
the future. Thank you very much.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.