Ordering number : 17306
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Iesuke
Ouei 25 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Chu Koto: Chu Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Bizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold double Habaki.
Blade length : 31.9 cm or 12.55 inches.
Sori :0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.71 cm or 1.06 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Muromachi period around Ouei era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Tanto.
There are engrving(Ken, Dokko, Bo-Hi and sanscrit).
Jigane : Ko Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful. There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Iesuke was one of a representative swordsmiths of Oei-Bizen School
in the early Muromachi period. The blade shape of this School creates a neat impression
that is akin to the style of Kamakura period rather than the Namboku-cho period.
It is an accepted view that he was a son of Morikage of Kozori School.
Clear hadame pattern and Utsuri are Iesuke’s distinctive features
and this wakizashi shows them truly. It is extremely rare
that he inscribed the date on the nakago predates O-ei era.
Saya : Inro Kizami Kairagi Saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo Nanako, dragon and tiger are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Shakudo Nanako, Kiri Mon are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Copper, there is a dent on the Kashira.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako, Kao design is engraved.
From Aoi Art: There are two generations Iesuke.
The first is Oiei era. The second is Eikyo era.
They mainly made small size Wakizashi and Tanto.
This blade is nice shape Sunnobi Tanto.
NBTHK Hozon Paper:
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.