Ordering number : 16784
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :Bizen Kuni Jyu Osafune Sukesada Saku.
Kyoho 12 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi(1728,Feb)
(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 :Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 45.5 cm or 18 inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.75 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.89inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Kyoho era. 1728.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :small itame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon :Nonie deki Cyoji midare and Koshihiraki gunome midare mixed
and also crab’s nail shape hamon.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: At late Muromachi period, the river Yoshino flooded
by tyhoon and destroyed accident was brought.and also sword
demand became declined after the war end.
So Bizen sword makers’s energy oassed away.
But In Edo period, Kozuke Daijyo Sukesada, Yamato Daijyo Sukesada,
and also Sukesada were working at Bizen area.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.