High quality blade in nice old sharp polish with fine dense Gunome-midare hamon with nice activities
The forging grain is clearly seen and very finely textured Itame and Mokume hada mixed.
Tang is signed: 備前國住長船祐定作之 --- Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Sukesada Saku Kore
and dated: 天正五年八月吉日 --- Tensho 5 nen 8 gatsu hi ( 1577 August on a lucky day )
Sukesada has become a synonym for the Osafune School though the founder was Mitsutada. It is regrettable that the great flood (1591) devastated the School in Osafune districts in Tensho era. Such is the way of the world that even the Osafune School, that prosperity and power had been unparalleled, perished in this way in the deluge. Old swords are all that is left to tell how once the swordsmiths lived. In this era the signed long Bizen Osafune signature refered to a high quality forged blade, also the dating suggest it was a custom ordered blade.
The Edo koshirae is in good condition, quality lacquered saya, finely patinated and detailed iron tsuba, good long tsuka with strong old ito, solid heavy silver habaki. There is also quality shirasaya with horn fittings, and wooden blade.
Sword comes with NBTHK Hozon paper, also comes with copy of Japanese Registration card and fine sword bag.
cutting edge: 67,5 cm
thickness: 7 mm
Width: 30 mm
whole sword length: 103 cm
- Espada, Katana
- Fecha: agosto de 1577
- Región / País de origen
- Artista / Creador
- Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Sukesada Saku Kore
- Título de la obra de arte
- NBTHK Paper - 67,5 cm edge
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- 103×8×7 cm