Ordering number: 22640
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token paper)
Signature: Bishu Osafune Yasumitsu
Bunan Gannen Hachi Gatsu Hi
Middle Koto: Jo saku: Wazamono: Bizen
(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
The blade was polished.
Blade length:４８.0cm or 18.89inches.
Sori:0．８cm or 0.31inches.
Width at the hamachi:２.６９cm or 1.05inches.
Width at the Kissaki:１.７６cm or 0.69inches.
Kasane:０.５２cm or 0.20inches.
The weight of the sword:３７５grams
Era: August of Bunan 1, the Muromachi period
Shape: The blade is normally thick and normally broad with normal Sori. 2-lined Hi and Sanskrit are engraved on the front. Hi is engraved on the back.
Jigane: Komokumehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Suguhadeki, Koashi works. Boshi is rounded and the tip turns back sharply.
Special feature: Bishu Osafune Yasumitsu was active around the Ouei era, the Muromachi period. This work should have made by the 2nd generation. The second generation is a son of Uemonjo Yasumitsu. We have his works made in around the Ouei 28. We have an Oshigata of a sword made by him that has description of “On a lucky day in August, Bunan 2.” in ”Modern research of Nihonto”.
Tsuba: Tatemaru-shaped copper Tsuba.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo-Ishimeji. Bridge, ship, and castle are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo plate. Nuts are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Ogre and dog are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This is made by Bishu Osafune Yasumitsu(2nd) and Jigane is as well-made as the 1st: Jigane is very elaborate. Mei is preserved very beautifully. We truly recommend Suguha work by Bishu Osafune Yasumitsu.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta