Bizen Kiyomitsu katana with Nagahisa Gin Zogan Saidan Mei

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Bizen Kiyomitsu katana with Nagahisa Gin Zogan Saidan Mei

Mei (銘文) ‒ Signature: Obverse: Bizen no Kuni-jū Osafune Kiyomitsu (備前国住⻑
船清光) ‒ “Osafune Kiyomitsu, resident of Bizen province”

Reverse (in ginzōgan ,silver ): Kanbun sannen sangatsu tōka ‒
Futatsu-dō setsudan ‒ Yamano Kaʼemon Nagahisa + kaō

(寛文三年三月十日・貮ッ胴截断・山野加右衛門永久「花
押」) ‒ “Yamano Kaʼemon Nagahisa cut [with this blade] on
the tenth day of the third month of Kanbun three (1633)
through two bodies + Kao”

Measurements: nagasa 2 shaku 4 sun (~ 72.7 cm)

tokuchō (特徴) ‒ Characteristics: The kitae is an itame that is mixed with masame-nagare.
The hamon is a suguha-notare that is mixed with gunome.

the bōshi is notare-komi. A bōhi is engraved on both sides
that ends in marudome.

The tang has one mekugi-ana and
katte-sagari yasurime.

Made  around Tenbun (天文, 1532-1555)