Wakizashi : Mumei (Osafune Sukesada)

Ordering number : 17372(Consignment Sale)

Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)

Signature : Mumei (Osafune Sukesada)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold and silver foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 51.3 cm or 20.19 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1 
Width at the hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.35 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei Wakizashi.
The width of Hamachi and Kissaki are almost same size.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are light Utsuri.
Shinogiji: Itame Hada with Masame Hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Notare Hamon with many Ko-Ashi and Yo.
Boshi is Midarekomi and Yakisage style.

Special feature: The NBTHK jugded the blade as Osafune Sukesada.
But we are sure this blade is not mass-producted.
We guess that the blade is Harumitsu.

From Aoi Art: Generally speaking Osafune Sukesada is called Mass productive items and the Jigane is not good quality.
But this blade is healthy and large volume.
We recommend this Wakizashi.

Historical background: the Age of Civil Wars in late Muromachi period.
The Battle of Okehazama took place in June 1560.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 250,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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