Ordering number: 20074
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Satsuyoshi Motohira
Tenmei 2 Nen Tora 2 Gatsu (Feburary 1782)
Shinshinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Satsuma
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver single habaki.
Blade length: 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 675 grams.
Era : Edo period, Tenmei era.(1782)
Shape: Regular width and thickness Katana.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon: Ko Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
There are Kinsuji. Boshi is Midarekomi styke with thick Nioikuchi.
Special feature: Satsuma province produced excellent swordsmiths under the patronage of the Shimazu family. Motohira, born as a son of retained swordsmith Oku Motonao in 1744 was a representative swordsmith in the early Shin-to period. Motohira succeeded the headship of the 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.
Saya : Black and brown color Saya.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tusba, some design is engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Shakudo, family crest is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, shells are engraved with gold and copper color.
From Aoi Art: Motohira is ranked swordsmith of ShinShinto JyoJyo Saku.
He made the blade with thick Nioikuchi. At a glance, the balde looks Soshu Den Shizu.
The blade is a little slender but there is dignity.
The Koshirae is also nice. We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price: 750,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)