Wakizashi:Morimitsu(judged as Osafune)(NBTHK Hozon Token paper)(consignment sale)

Ordering number: AS22631
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token paper)(consignment sale)

Signature: Morimitsu(judged as Osafune)
盛光(長船)

Chu Koto: O Wazamono: Jyo saku: 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 and Shakudo, double Habaki with Kiri Mon.
The blade is polished.
Blade length:45.8cm or 18.03inches.
Sori:1.1cm or 0.43inches.
Mekugi:2
Width at the hamachi:2.35cm or 0.92inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.60cm or 0.62inches.
Kasane:0.5cm or 0.19inches.
The weight of the sword:290grams
Era: The Ouei era, the early Muromachi period
Shape: The blade is slightly thin with deep Sori. Bohi on the back. Kissaki is slighly longer. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is mixed with Mokumehada with lots of Jigane. Light Utsuri appears.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with Chojimidare. Boshi is Midarekomi.

Special feature: Morimitsu and Yasumitsu are called as Ouei Bizen. They are from the early Muromachi period. Apparently his works look like Kamakura Ichimonji. Itamehada is mixed with Mokumehada with Chikei. Yakiba with open Gunome, Chojimidare. Boshi is shaped like so-called “candlewick”. This work is very, very old so there are some parts that are polished too much(Togiberi), but the quality is very nice.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Iron Hamidashi Nagasaki Tsuba. On Seppa, dragons are engraved.
Kurigata: Silver plate. Waves and dragon are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Silver plate. Waves and dragon are engraved.
Kogai: Waves and dragon are engraved.
Kojiri: Waves and dragon are engraved.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya
Menuki: Crawling dragon is engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: This work is by Morimitsu, from the early Muromachi period. Koshirae is nice, too.

NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Auction starting Price:950,000 JPY-.

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