AS20526 Katana: Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Yozaemonjo Saku(9 generation)


Ordering number : AS20526

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Yozaemonjo Saku(9 generation)
Tensho 5 nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu.

Sayagaki: Bishu Osafune Magoemonjo Yukimitsu Saku
length 2 syaku 3 sun
written by Dr. Kanzan in summer 1967(Showa Hitoto Hitsuji syka kichijitsu).

Explanation:The sakagami says that the blade was made by Bishu Osafune Kanzan Shi.
explanation: Magoemon Jo Yakimitsu Saku
length 69.9cm Hitoto Mitsuji Showa 42 (1967) early summer lucky day.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 69.6cm or 27.4 inches.
Sori :2.1cm or 0.83inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.2cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane : 0.75cm or 0.3 inches.
The weight of the sword 780 grams.
Era : Late Nuroimachi period
Shape : The blade is wide and thick
with deep sori and longer kissaki healthy blade.
Jigane :Itame hada and mikume hada mixed with jinie attach
and chikei work and also slightly utsuri appear.
shinogiji: The texture is same as regular jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha style and tobiyaki bright and clear.

Special feature:Th e blade is Zuokumyo uchi Yukomitsu yaazaemon
Zokumyo Sukesada and continued several generation.
According to the Kanzan sensei’s sakagami, he wrote Bishu
Osafune Magouemon Jyo Yukimitsu. The blade is exactly looks
Magouemon very precious sword.

Saya :Black roar saya.
Tsuba :Oval style Syakudi nanako plate, a dragon and clouds are engraved
with gold color.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved on the syakudo plate and makes gold color.
Kozuka:On the syakudo nanako plate, a dragon Kanmaki ryu is engraved
with gold color.
Kogai:On the syakudo nanako plate, a dragon Kanmaki ryu is engraved
with gold color.

From Aoi Art :This is a work by the common name of Bizen Kuni Jyu Osafune Yukimitsu Yozaemon Jyo.
Zokumyo uchi bizen scook high ranking swordsmith.
and uses extremely high-quality Tamahagane iron for the stones to create a faint image
with a nice body and good meat.
The sword Koshirae is a work that is unified with a dragon figure and is luxuriously
engraved with gold.
Since these popular works are ordered by the daimyo family and some samurai with a
considerablehigh ranking samurai, the jigane must have been carefully and carefully
made using first-class products. In this work, the situation is well seen and polishing is
done at the highest level, and the preparation is made with the highest quality luxury
Please buy this masterpiece by all means.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

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