Ordering number: 21464
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei （Osafune Sukemitsu)
(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 foiled single habaki.
Blade length:42.273 cm or 16.64inches.
Sori:0.61cm or 0.24inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.98cm or 1.17inches.
Kasane:0.53 cm or 0.20inches
The weight of the sword:350grams
Era: Bunan era, Muromachi period
Shape: Hirauchi, 2 Hi on the both sides. The blade has adequate Sori and is in a healthy condition. Jigane is blue-ish.
Jigane: Itamehada mixed with Mokumehada with lots of Jinie. Beautiful Jigane with light Utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki, sharp Gunomemidare. Sunagashi and small Kinsuji work in Hachu. Boshi is Midarekomi and turns back in a small circle.
Special feature: The son of Toshimitsu, the father of Ukyonosuke Katsumitsu and Sakyonoshin Munemitsu. He produced swords from the Eijun era to around the Bunmei era. His style is similar to Norimitsu.
From Aoi Art: A swordsmith in the Bunan era, the Muromachi period. The blade is Hirauchi with Boshi on the both sides. Surface is blueish and Hamon is sharp Gunomemidare. It is very well-made and it has typical Bizen shape. The condition is really good and we think it had been preserved very carefully for a long time. We truly recommend this one to you.
NBTHK Hozon token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta