Katana : Minamoto Motooki Seiren
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Minamoto Motooki Seiren
Ansei 5 nenn 8 gatsu bi Yamada Yutaka Tameshi kore
Dou 6 matsu nen 11 gatsu 23 nichi Oite Senju Tata Dotanbarai.
The blade was polished
Habaki: Copper base with gold color.
Blade length : 63.6 cm or 25.03 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.83 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.68 cm or 0.66 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide width with regular size rather short tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada. Jinie and Chikei are attached. This is beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Nie deki Gunome midare with Aranie.
Special feature : Motooki studied under Suishinshi Masahide at Edo.
He has great talent. He became a sword smith of Aizu-han. He moved to Satsuma province. And he studied under Motohira. He made the sword which for Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo. They are in Sunsengumi group.
He made this blade at the age of 44. This blade looks like Unju Korekazu blade.
This blade has nice Koitame hada and nice works.
Tsuba :Mokko shape Shakudo Tsuba.
Fuchikashira :On Shakudo nanako plate, tumn plants and
autumn insects are engraved.
Saya : Black color.
Menuki : Flower is engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.