Wakizashi: Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Genbei no Jo Sukesada Saku Eiroku 11 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 23829

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature:
Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Genbei no Jo Sukesada Saku
備前国住長船源兵衛尉祐定作
Eiroku 11 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu (August 1568)
永禄十一年八月吉日

Sue-Koto: Gobusei: Jyojyo Saku: Bizen
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This piece is ranked as Jyo Saku among the works by Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Genbei no Jo Sukesada

Habaki: Silver and Shakudo Double Habaki.
Blade Length: 39.5 cm (15.55 in)
Curvature: 0.6 cm (0.24 in)
Mekugi Holes: 2
Width at Base (Motohaba): 3.07 cm (1.21 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.64 cm (0.25 in)
Sword Weight: 350 grams

Era: the late Muomachi period
Shape: wide and thick sun-nobi tanto.
Jigane: K0-itame hada well grained with pale utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki gunome midare with ashi and yo. Boshi is pointed.

Features:
Sukesada was a representative swordsmiths schoold in the late Muromachi period, and produced many swords in response to the demand for swords in those days when wars were being fought actively. As a result, there were many inferior works, but some excellent swordsmiths produced swords for powerful warlords. Genbei no Jo Sukesada made swords for Uragami Munekage, the lord of Tenjinyama Castle and Mimura Iechika, the lord of Matsuyama Castle, among others.
Exactly like this work, the piecies with Zokumyo and the year was made by order of a warlord and are of very high quality, carefully crafted with high-quality iron.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Shakudo tsuba carved with a picture of a mountain, a house, and a bird.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo nanako plate carved with a bird.
Kozuka: Shakudo nanako plate carved with a bundled chrysanthemum
seppa: copper plate covered with gold.
Saya: The scabbard is painted with a picture of plum blossoms and is partially wrapped with Kairagi (stingray skin).

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:1,900,000 JPY-.

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