Japanese Sword , Katana , Sword Fitting New

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Aoi Art 1-54-6 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 Japan



Appraisal Quiz : #305

Previous answer is
Kansei 7 U Aki (1795 Autumn)/Oku Yamato no kami Taira Ason Motohira

Special feature : Satsuma province produced excellent swordsmiths under the patronage of the Shimazu family. Motohira, born as a son of retaind swordsmith Oku Motonao in 1744 was a representative swordsmith in early Shin-to period. Motohira succeeded the headship of family in 1777 and was appointed Yamato (No) Kami in 1789. His younger brothers Mototake and Motoyasu were also excellent swordsmith and their collaboration still survives. Motohira passed away in 1826, aged 83.
This blade was made in 1795 at the age of 51.
The sword is good condition without Kizu and flow.

Appraisal Quiz #305 (August 22nd, 2014)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 74.54 cm or 29.34 inches.
Sori : 1.35 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Shape : Wide and thick nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu :Ko-Itamehada well grained with Jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie deki, From Hamachi is Suguha, and then Choji Gunome Midare.
There are Sunagashi.


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