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Wakizashi, Shirasaya
Bishu Osafune Sukesada
[ Signature ] omote : "備州長船祐定"  ura : "永正十三年八月日"
[ Size ] Blade length 39.5cm (1 shaku 3 sun 0 bu 3 rin), sori 1.1cm (3 bu 6 rin), moto-haba 2.03cm, moto-kasane 0.34cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 315.5g , shirasaya length 57.5cm
[ Period ] Muromachi, end of. Eisho "永正"13(1516)
[ Province ] Bizen

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. Saki-zori attached. Chu-kissaki extended form.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are katte-sagari. Saki is ha-agari, kuri-jiri form. One hole.
Jigane : Itame-hada with some changes. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Sugu-ha tone. Shallow notare attached. Ko-gunomes mixed. Nie attached. Sunagashis appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. It turns in komaru form. Saki has haki-kake shape.

[ Highlight ] Suebizen is a general term for the Bizen Osafune forges of the late Muromachi period. Of all the swordsmiths, Sukesada is the most numerous and has the largest number of swords in existence. Of all the swordsmiths with a secular name, Yo-sa Saemon-no-jo Sukesada "与三左右衛門尉祐定" is known as the most skilled. The period of the sword's production is thought to be around the Eishou, Taiei and Tensho periods, based on the chronology. This work is dated to the year Eishou 13. They share the same characteristics as those of the Yo-sa Saemon-no-jo Sukesada. (e.g. chikei mixed attached jinie iron taste, suguha-hamon which based on kogunomes mixed nie) A small Wakizashi of Shinogi-zukuri construction with a  saki-zori, typical of the Warring States period. It is thought to have been used as a small sword for large and small swords.

[ Conditions ] It is old sharpened, but can be preserved and appreciated in its present condition.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (silver, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya, and NBTHK hozon paper "保存刀剣鑑定書"(issued on 24th May Reiwa 3"2021))

[ Item number ] A121121 [ Price ] JPY 190,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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