An ubu machiokure katana signed nagamei, Bishu Osafune Sukesada saku, dated Eiroku (1558 - 1570) ju nen ni gatsu (February 1567).
The blade was given a first rate polish, shirasaya, and niju gold foil habaki and come with NBTHK Hozon kanteisho.
The cutting edge is 69.85cm with a slightly extended chu kissaki. The Motohaba: 3.18 cm. Sakihaba: 2.01 cm. Kasane: 6.53 mm. Sori 2.22 cm. Hiro suguba ko notare in nioi deki. There are ashi iri, yo, kinsuji, choji, nijuba, hako midare, nado. Hada tatsu itame moku mix, chikei, with a itame nagare and masa in the shinogiji. The temper pattern continues into the boshi which is hakikaki with a komaru kaeri.
This is a very robust and heavy hada blade with a great deal easily available to the eye. Despite its age, it's is very healthy and mighty.
Muromachi was a warring period and the demand of swords was great. There were many smiths making various quality of swords- mass produced unsigned swords for the foot soldiers and better quality signed swords for those who can pay.
This blade was one of the better blades that is signed and beautifully made with lots of activities on its hamon and hada.
Price : NOT FOR SALE