Katana "Bishū Osafune Sukesada"
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Katana "Bishū Osafune Sukesada"


Certificate - NBTHK
Period – Eiroku (1558-1570)
Province - Bizen
Master - Bizen kuni ju Osafune Yozaemonjo Sukesada (2nd gen.)
First name „Yakurō“ (弥九郎), then „Yosōzaemon“ (与三左衛門).
Grandson of the 1st gen. Hikobei Sukesada (彦兵衛祐定) and son of the 1st gen. Sukesada Yosōzaemon, civilian name „Nakagawa Yosōzaemon“ (中川与三左衛門)
Mei:
1 side - 備州長船祐定 (Bishū Osafune Sukesada)
2 side - 永禄十年二月日 (February 1567) 
Full length in the mounting (Shirasaya) – 103.5cm
Full length of the strip – 89.1cm
Nagasa – 68.3cm
Motohaba – 3.0cm
Sakihaba – 2.1cm
Motokasane – 0.6cm
Sakikasane – 1.1cm
Sori – 2cm


Source and Rating:
Hawley - 40 - SUK835 
Fujishiro - Jo-Jo- Saku - K 604
Toko Taikan - 331


(After all, it can be said that Yosōzaemon no Jō Sukesada is the best smith amongst Sue-Bizen smiths considering his forging skill and workmanship. The chūmon-uchi of the top-class Sue-Bizen smiths are superior to the mediocre works of the top-class Ōei-Bizen smiths in quality)
/Markus Sesko/