Ordering number: 22351
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Motohira
Bunka 2 Ushi Aki
Shinshin to: Jyo Jyo Saku: Satsuma
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo Saku ranking.
habaki: Silver single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:49.4 cm or 19.44inches.
Sori:0.76cm or 0.29inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.09cm or 1.21inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.43cm or 0.95inches.
Kasane:0.9cm or 0.35inches.
The weight of the sword:700grams
Era: Bunka 2, the Edo period.
Shape: The blade is broad and long with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Kasane is very thick and Mune is Mitsumune.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense with blackish Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki mainly Suguha Nijuba with deep Nioikuchi. Koashi comes in softly with moderate Hamon. Boshi turns back round and thick.
Special feature: Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Motohira was originally named Oku Kozaemon. He succeeded to Yamato Kami in Kansei 1, and passed away on the 15th of July, Bunsei 9, at theage of 83. His characteristics are: ones with Aranie, Koto trace like Shizu, or powerful ones tracing Sa school. Most of his works have gorgeous atmosphere.
From Aoi Art: Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Motohira works have hidden Tagane on Nakago. There are one or two cut on the back of Nakago, and the centre line of Nakago avoids the true centre point, it is not on the centre. If it is on centre, it has to be fake. Powerfulness like this work is also his characteristic. We truly recommend this marvelous work. This work was given to a solder in Saga prefecture after it left Kagoshima prefecture after it was made. And after that, this sword had been preserved carefully for a long time in Kyushu area, until it came to us.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta