Wakizashi:Bishu Osafune Iemitsu(NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 22116
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Bishu Osafune Iemitsu
備州長船家光
Ouei 16 Nen 10 Gatsu Hi
応永十六年十月日

(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 foiled single Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:34.55cm or 13.60inches.
Sori:0.3cm or 0.11inches.
Mekugi:2
Width at the hamachi:2.64cm or 1.03inches.
Kasane:0.58cm or 0.22inches.
The weight of the sword:255 grams
Era: Around Ouei 16, the Muromachi period
Shape: About 3cm Suriage, Machiokuri Wakizashi.
But the signature remains thorough. Kanmuri Otoshi style.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada mixed. There are Utsuri.
Hamon: Nioi Deki, Choji Midare and Gunome Midare.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.

Special feature: Iemitsu was active in the Ouei era. He was a son of Omiya Morikage. This blade has the production date“October, Oei 16th“. The work is similar to Morimitsu and Yasumitsu.
The Jigane is well grained and beautiful. The Hamon is also wonderful.

Koshirae: Aikuchi Koshirae
Saya: Black Roiro Saya with gold and silver Makie family crests.

From Aoi Art: The Jigane is great and well-grained. And also there are nice Utsuri.

NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:700,000 JPY-.

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