Muromachi Period Bishu Osafune Wakizashi
Signature: Bishu Osafuune Ju YoshiMitsu
Year Made: 1500s

Forging Pattern: Mokeume with Itame
Tempering Pattern:   Midare in nioi guchi with ko nie. Vibrant and active hamon.
Dimensions:   Blade length:  50.5cm, Nakago length:  13cm, Thickness at munemachi: 7mm , Width at munemachi: 29mm, Thickness at yokote: 5mm , Width at yokote: 22mm 
Mountings:  In top quality shirasaya with ivory eyelets.
Overall Condition:  Excellent.  There were several generations of this smith.  This one probably worked in the late Muromachi period.  A nicely forged sword with thick and wide blade.  There is a small kizu and an area of rust.  In full polish and top quality shirasaya and a silver 2 piece habaki.
$1250 814wak1