Ordering number: AS19514
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Oku Yamato Kami Ason Motohira
Kansei 7 Nen U haru (Spring 1795)
Shinshinto: Jyo Jyo Saku:
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper single habaki
Blade length : 54.1 cm or 21.3inches.
Sori :1.364 cm or 0.537 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.3cm or 1.3 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.69 cm or 1.06 inches.
Kasane : 0.74cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of the blade: 700grams
Era : Edo period Kansei era.
Shape: Mihaba is 3.3cm wide and thick with deep sori
and long Kissaki gorgeous blade.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and blackish jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki with deep nioikuchi gunome midare continue
with deep ashi sunagashi Kinsuji, inazuma work.
Bo-shi deep nioikuchi notare and hakikake with kinsuji very active work.
Special feature: Motohira was a student of the swordsmith of Motofusa and called Oku Takazaemon.
His subjects are respected highly and the top swordsmith in Satsuma school
during Edo period. He was lived until 84 years of age and left a lot of swords as posthumous works.
But recently it is rather difficult to collect his swords
because of the high popularity in the sword market.
Generally, Motohira made wide and thick bigger sized swords
which were demanded by Satsuma Samurai.
From Aoi Art: This Motohira is very wide and thick with a healthy gorgeous blade.
Especially Hamon in Kissaki looks like koto blade Shizu.
Motohira dislikes being counterfeited because of his own work,
hidden in two places to prevent forgery
1The shinogi line is slightly off the center of the Nakago.
2:Often there are two streaks in the upper part of the Nakago.
Please check if you have one.
(In particular, the Shinogi line is cut
at the pointed end of the Nakago If it is, please consider it a fake signature.)
This part is the same for Motohira and Masayuki.
Please don’t miss this chance because there are few works of this kind of Motohira.
This Wakizashi is a difference is a work known as the so-called Daimyo registration
in the Niigata registration in March 1951.
Also, Habaki is a copper-plated ground from the Edo period.
We recommend you with confidence in the fine Wakizashi.
This sword will be a good investment in the future.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.