AS21047-Katana: Oku Yamato Ason Motohira


Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Oku Yamato Ason Motohira
Kyowa 3 I Aki

(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 by the Highest ranking polisher.

Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length:71.4 cm or 28.11 inches.
Sori :2.0cm or 0.7 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.17cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.39 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane :0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 770 grams.
Era: Edo period Kyowa era.
Shape: Wide and thick sword with O-Kissaki. Good shape sword
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached and Chikei is beautiful.
Hamon: Nie-Deki Gunome-Midare, deep Nioikuchi, Togari-Gunome-Midare mixed. Sunagashi and Kinsuji worked.
Boshi: Deep Nioikuchi sharp round shape, Hakikake style and Chikei is visible.

Special feature: Oku Yamato Ason Motohira is Satsuma swordsmith and the eldest son of Oku Motonao. He born in 1744 and dead in 1827, when he was 83 years old. He and Hoki Kami Masayuki are 2 top-ranking swords smiths of Satsuma-Shinshinto.

From Aoi Art: This sword was made in Kyowa 3rd and Motohira was 60 years old at this moment. Motohira engraves his Mei by the original technic to easy to figure out a genuine and a fake. But these day his technic was turned out and there are a lot of fake swords. Especially, please be careful with his sword with Bo-hi.
This sword is a wonderful genuine sword so we strongly recommend it to you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata

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