Ordering number: 21019
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Bishu Osahune Norimitsu.
Bunmei 2 Nen 2Gatssuhi.
(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 :48.8 cm or 19.21inches.
Sori : 1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.92cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.99cm or 0.78inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22inches.
The weight of the sword 410 grams
Era : February of Bunmei 2, the Muromachi period
Shape : Slightly short Wakizashi. The blade is normally broad and thick with Sori and Bohi/Soehi on both sides.
Jigane : Itamehada is mixed with Mokumehada with Utsuri.
Hamon : Nioideki Chojimidare with active Koashi and Yo. Boshi is Midarekomi and turns back.
Special feature: Mei and Yasurime on both sides remains firmly. It shows that this sword had been preserved really carefully.
Tsuba: Shakudo Nanako Tsuba. Bushi(warrior) is engraved with gold color. The rim is covered with gold.
Fuchi: On Shakudo Nanako plate, tree is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Dark green Saya with cherry blossoms engravings with gold/silver color.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, chrysanthemum and pampas grass are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On Shakudo plate, waterfall and Shishi-dogs are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: Mei- Hizen Kami Fujiwara Kuniyoshi(not guaranteed)
From Aoi Art: A great Wakizashi work of Bishu Osafune Norimitsu with elegant Koshirae. It is firm Ubu with Sori. We truly recommend this one to you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta