Ordering number: 14865
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu Saku.
Eisho 9 nen 3 gatsu Hi (March 1512)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Katsumitsu belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 59.0 cm or 23.22 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.66 cm or 1.04 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.74 cm or 0.68 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Muromachi period around Eisho era.
Shape : Regular size Wakizashi with Sori. Katate-Uchi blade.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada and Ko-Mokume Hada mix with Jinie attach.
There are some Kizu. But it is not serious.
Hamon : Nie Deki, bright Suguha.
Special feature : The sword smith group of Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu succeed from Bunmei era.
They got a good evaluation. There are engraving “Godai Riki Meiou(Wisdom King)”
and “Kasuga Daimyojin(got of Shinto and Buddihism)” on the blade.
The condition of this engraving, it was made around same period.
This blade was made around Eisho period before mass production.
Jigane is bright Suguha and has nice Utsuri. It is a beautiful piece of work.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.