KATSUMITSU KATANA

Katana (刀)
Bishū Osafune Katsumitsu (備州 ⻑船勝光) ‒ “Osafune Katsumitsu from Bizen
province”

Nagasa 2 shaku 3 sun kore ari (⻑さ二尺三寸有之) ‒ Blade length ~ 69.7 cm

Mei  ‒ Signature: Bishū Osafune-jū Katsumitsu (備州⻑船住勝光) ‒

Katsumitsu, resident of Osafune in Bizen province”

Tsukurikomi (造り込み) ‒ Shape: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune

Kitae (鍛) ‒ Forging: rather dense itame

Hamon (刃紋) ‒ Hardening: hoso-suguha

Bōshi (鋩子) ‒ Hardening in tip: sugu with a ko-maru-kaeri

Nakago (中心) ‒ Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 2, yasurime (鑢): katte-sagari

Made around Tenshō Era  (天正, 1573-1592)