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Katana: Sado no kuni Shinpo Motohira

Ordering number : 13256

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: Sado no kuni Shinpo Motohira
Heisei Hinoto Ushi nen Haru Kisshoubi( Heisei 9 year (Spring 1997))

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.2cm or 28.04inches.
Sori : 1.6cm or 0.63inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.4cm or 1.34inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.6cm or 1.02inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.28 inches.
Weight of only blade:790g
Era : Modern
Shape : It is 3.4cm wide blade. There are bohi on the surface.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained. Muji(no pattern) style.
Hamon : Nie base gunome midair with mix of Choji. The boshi is round ended.

Special feature : Sado kuni Shinpo Motohira was born in Showa 16th(1941) at Sado Ryotsu in Niigata prefecture.
He has been called Shinpo Motoharu. At Showa 37th year(1962) he has become a student of Miyairi Kouhei to learn the
skills of making katana. At Showa 38th year, he was won the prize of Mainichi Shinbun(Newspaper Company) Prize once,
Award of Excellence ninth, and also won Award of Effort and Award of Encouragement. He is now 72 years old and is still
developing his work.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price:JPY 400,000-.
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)