Ordering number: 21220
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Katsumitsu.備前国住長船勝光
Eisho 2Nen 8 Gatsuhi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver and copper double habaki. The silver part is express waves.
Blade length: 55.76 cm or 21.953 inches.
Sori :1.52 cm or0.6 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.865cm or 1.128 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.08 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane :0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 490 grams.
Era: Late Muromachi era Eisho 2nd.
Shape: The blade is rather wide and thick
with deep sori and longer kissaki which is called Katase-uchi style
Jigane :Koitame hada and Komokume hada mixed with jinie attach and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Nie deki suguha mainly and in Hamon, Sunagasi and kinsuji work.
Bo-shi round shape and Yakisage longer.
Special feature: Katsumitsu is a major swordsmith in Sue-Bizen.
In the book, there are some Zokumyo Katsumitsu. From the Nakago,
this Katsumitsu is Bizen koku ju Osafune Jirozaemon jo Katsumitsu.
Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Jirozaemon Jo Katsumitsu of a son of the Ukyo Katsumitsu.
First He cut the signature on the Nakago Jiro Zaemon but later on he changed his name
to Jirozaemon Jyo Katsumitsu. The blade was highest level Saijyo saki ranking and
also Oowazamono cutting test ranking.
This blade has a beautiful Hamon and a nice Jigane. You can enjoy this blade very much.
Saya :Black roiro saya.
Tsuba: On the round shape iron Tsuba, plants are engraved Mei:Chosyu
Hagi Jyu Inoue Kiyotaka.
Menuki: Plants are engraved by Shakudo plate.
Fuchikashira: On the Shakudo Nanako plate, Aoi family crests are engraved.
From Aoi Art: Recently, works such as Bizen Katsumitsu have not been on the market. Katsumitsu of this work is considered to be Jiro Zaemon Katsumitsu and is active in the Eisyo era.
This work is based on Suguha, and it can be said that the work in
the blade is overflowing and varied and the work is excellent. Koshirae isn’t brilliant either, but Tsuba is inscribed and Fuchikashira is a dignified work with family crests
scattered around. By all means, I highly recommend Bizen Kuni Jyu Osafune
Kataumitsu, Eisyo’s work with Uramei on August 2nd,year of Eisho.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.