Ordering number: 23155
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Bishu Osafune Morisue
Jyuji 7 Nen 4 Gatsuhi.
(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.
habaki:Gold color double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 35.76cm or 14,08 inches.
Sori :3.64 cm or 1.433inches.
Mekugi : gold color double haabaki.
Width at the hamachi : 3,19cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : cm or inches.
Kasane :0.5 cm or 0.19 inches.
The weight of the sword 240 grams
Era : Namboku by Period Itsuki Ela
Shape : The wide and layered sori is slightly deep and maintains the appearance of the
Nanbokucyo era’s style.
Jigane :Utsuri appears when the koitame skin is well packed.
Hamon :Nie deki, Gunome midare Bo-shi is round shape and returned small round shape
special feature:If you look closely at this work, you can read that the inscription is Bishu Osafune Morisue and the year on the back is April, 1944. It is a work from 650 years ago. In 1369, the year was changed, but at that time, the season changed easily, so
the era was out of date. It is considered. It means person can’t touch the right era.
Saya:A plum pattern is carved high on the shakudo ground and painted with gold.
Saya :black wax scabbard
Tsuba :A bridge and a mountain in the distance are carved into the red copper base and
colored with gold.
Fuchigashira:Chrysanthemums and other flowers are carved into the shakudo base and painted with gold. Head: A water wheel made of iron is carved in high scale.
From Aoi Art:Reflections appear on the clear base iron, and the wide body of the Nanbokucyo style has a similar appearance to that of the Edo period. The work is 650 years ago, and it is thought that it has been preserved from that time to the present. I think that you will be satisfied because it is a well-made work. The Nanbokucyo era tanto has a slightly thin blade and shallow sori, and Nakago has a lot of smaller works.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
translated by Tsuruta Kazushige