This ‘dachi was made by Hideyuki during the Muromachi era (1392 - 1573).
It has a nagasa (cutting edge) of 127.2 cm and sori (curvature) of 4.0 cm.
Mei (name): Bishu Osafune Hideyuki.
Location: Kibitsu Jinja, Okayama.
Period: Muromachi (1392 - 1573).
Sugata (shape): Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, high sori.
Hada (grain): Itame.
Hamon (temper pattern): Gunome, midare, with a hint of notare.
This ‘dachi has a chip in the cutting edge about 60cm from the base and has 3 scratches so it was most likely used in battle. Hideyuki was a great swordsmith of Bizen. This sword was commissioned by Shimizu Muneharu of Bichu Takamatsu Castle.