Ordering number: 19133
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Motohira
Kansei 10 nen Aki.
The sword was made in Kansei 10 (1798) Autumn
Sayagaki: written by Mr. Tabobe.
Satsum Kuni Motohira Kansei 10 Nen doko 55 years of age
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
The jigane and Hamon bit his typical his own work
The blade is very active and well grained sword is fantastic work. by Mr Tanobe sensei sayagaki.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
Habaki : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 72.2cm or 28.43inches.
Sori :1.8cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.256 inches.
The weight of the sword 840 grams.
Era : Edo period Kansei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with rather deep sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach
and chikei work like silver sand.
Hamon :Niedeki Gunome midair and Togari gunome midair mixed with deep nioikuchi
and sunagashi, kinsuji inazuma scatter in Hamon.
Special feature:Shimazu Daimyo family acted under the aegis of sword craft men
and ceramic craftsmen in order to export (sell) to other places.
Motohira was born as Oku Motonao’s son at Entei Gannen (1744), He succeeded his family
at his father died at Anei 6(1777). He studie under his father for making sword
and permitted to to engrave the signature Sappansin Oku Motohira on the tang.
At Kansei first he engraved the signature Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Motohira
and passed away at Bunsei 9th age 83. His well known sword makers Sumi Motooki,
Aoki Motonaga and his his young brothers Mototake, Motoyasu are also as his students.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:Motohira and Masayuki are both well known as right
and left wings sword makers in Kumamoto. Especially Motohira looks like old Nanbokucyo style Sosyu shies
or samonji. so his swords were remakes as old swords. so he protected to make Gimei
by thin Nakago and changing the nakago line slightly. His sword are thick kawagane(thick surface) so
even if the blade is deep rust, the sword will be perfect condition.
The sword is beautiful nice texture and Hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.