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. Get this sword for less than the cost of its restoration.