Wakizashi:Bishu Osafune Norimitsu(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:AS22635

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Bishu Osafune Norimitsu
備州長船則光
Kansho 5 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
寛正五年八月日

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.

Habaki: Silver single Habaki
Blade length: 60.0cm or 23.62 in
Sori: 2.0cm or 0.78in
Mekugi: 2
Width at the hamachi: 2.8cm or 1.10 in
Width at the Kissaki:1.66cm or 0.65 in
Kasane: 0.7 cm or 0.27 in

The weight of the sword: 565grams
Era: the mid-Muromach period, 1464

Shape: thick blade with deep curve and long kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is mixed with Mokumehada and Jinie. Light Utsuri appears.
Hamon: Nioideki, Chojimidare with lots of Ashi. Boshi is Midarekomi.

Special feature:
This swordsmith is called Kansho Norimitsu. There were many generations of Norimitus in the Muromachi period, and Norimitsu in Kansho period is said to be the best.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped iron tsuba with carving of flower.
Menuki: Shakudo carving of bow and arrow.
Fuchikashira: carving of person.
Saya: Black Fuemaki Saya

From Aoi Art: This shape of sword is a so called Katateuchi(one-handed) sword that has shorter Nakago and deep Sori and slightly longer Kissaki. There were more goot battles than cavalry battles in Muromachi period, shorter sword was popular.
There are not so much old blade with inscription of date. The hamon and jigane is very good. We recommend it.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata

Auction starting Price: 750,000 JPY-.

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