Ordering number : 19426
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishyu Osafune Arimitsu
Eisho 6 nen 8 gatsu hi
(Kiritsuke-Mei) Shushima Baba Genzaemon Sadatsugu
(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 and silver double habaki
Blade length : 51.8 cm or 20.39 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.27inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.53cm or 0.99inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.74cm or 0.68inches.
Kasane : 0.53cm or 0.20inches.
The weight of the sword 365 grams.
Era : Muromachi period Eisyo6(1509)
Shape : ubunakago, this sword is regular width
and thickness with deep sori and long kissaki. Katateuchi Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Mokume Hada with clear Utsuri.
Hamon : Niedeki, cholimidare, and gunomemidare mixed
with ashi, yo, sunagashi and kinsuji.
Special feature: Bishu Osafune Arimitsu was lasted from Oei to Genki.
This is thought to be 4th generation in Eisei.
Saya :deep red brown ishimeji saya
Tsuba :On Mokko style iron tsuba,
tortoise shell shape are engraved with open work.
Menuki : On syakudo plate, grasshopper
and eggplant are engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: On iron plate with silver zougan
Fuchigashira: On iron plate, a tiger in kashira
and a leopard in fiche are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On iron plate, a tiger and bamboo are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi-Art: This work has the influence of Oei Bizen.
On the unique jitetsu like Oei Bizen, there are clear utsuri.
Kiritsuke Mei Shushima Baba Genzaemon Sadatsugu
probably means name of possessors.Koshirae is good work
and does not have any kizu
and disadvantage. Recently, there are few old Bizen. We recommend it.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.