Wakizashi:Oku Yamato no Kami Taira Ason Motohira Kansei 12 Nen Saru Aki (Autumn 1800)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:24084

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Oku Yamato no Kami Taira Ason Motohira
Kansei 12 Nen Saru Aki (Autumn 1800)

Rank: Jyojyo Saku (Excellent work)
School: Satsuma
This piece is rated as Jyojyo Saku (Excellent work) among the works of Oku Yamato no Kami Taira no Motohira.
Habaki: Plain Copper
Blade Length: 51.6 cm (20.31 in)
Curvature: 1.2 cm (0.47 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.02 cm (1.19 in)
Width at Tip: 2.36 cm (0.93 in)
Thickness at Base (Kasane): 0.66 cm (0.26 in)
Sword Weight: 550 grams
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with a deep curve, making it a sturdy piece.
Jigane: Well-refined ko-itame hada with clear jigane.
Hamon: Straight hamon with nie, deep nioiguchi, with small ashi and a deep, rounded boshi.

Features: Characteristics specific to Motohira’s appraisal include the shape of the tang. Noticeably, the tang features one or two lines at the end and a middle line that deviates slightly from the angle of the last line. If a line goes straight through the middle, it would be considered a forgery. Ensure that one or two lines are not cut off at the end of the tang.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This piece was made when Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Motohira was 57 years old. He passed away at the age of 83 on July 15th, 1832. His works are robust and well-crafted, often preferred by many for their thick cutting edge, which is typical for Kyushu smiths. Even if slightly rusted, they generally can be fully restored due to the minimal amount of core iron.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata.

Auction Starting Price:650,000 JPY-.

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