Wakizashi: Bizen Koku Osafune Ju Sukesada Saku(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS22647

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Bizen Koku Osafune Ju Sukesada Saku
備前国長船住祐定作

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold and copper double habaki.
Blade length: 50.1 cm or 19.72 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.21cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 555 grams.
Era : edo period Genbun era. 1736.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful jigane.
Hamon :Suguha hamon from the Hamachi area and then gunome midare and Choji midare bright and clear hamon.
Bo-shi is turns back yakisage.

Special feature:At the end of Bizen school sword makers were due to the flooding of the Yoshii River and the sharp decrease
in demand for swords at the end of the Muromachi period.
Although it declined in the Edo period, Kozuke Daijyo Sukesada put together a group
and
reconstructed the Bizen sword.
This work, which was decided to be revived again by focusing on it, was a work that entered the Edo period and was a workaround 1736 Genbun.

Koshirae :
Saya :black roar saya.
Tsuba: On the iron tsuba, 8 pieces fans are engraved with gold color with openwork
Menuki: On the Shakudo plate, Shishi dogs are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: The sword is in nice condition and also fine Koshirae Tsuba, Fuchikashira, and Menuki are used fine Kodo-gu.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price:365,000 JPY-.

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