Wakizashi: Minamoto Motooki (cutting test)
Ordering number : 151023
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Minamoto Motooki Ansei 5 nen 2 gatsu hi (February 1858)
Taitai Dodanba Dounen 3 gatsu 13 niti
Oite Senju Goto Toshikage Tamesu kore
Oite Tobu Sibakinsugi ei Sentan kokoni
Explanation: Minamoto Motooki made this blade in February 1858.
Mr. Goto Toshikage did scutting test (both shoulders line) on March 13th 1858 at Edo city.
Shinshinto: Chujo Ssaku: Iwashiro province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 39.54 cm or 15.56 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.97 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.81 cm or 1.10 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 00.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Looks like Naginata blade with Yokote line. Okkissaki Wakizashi.
Jigane :Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with deep Nioikuchi.
Boshi is also Gunome Midare, upper end was pointed and return.
Special feature: Motooki is a grandchild of Sumidaihachi Motooki.
He was called Sumi Daisuke. His father died an early death.
So he succeeded to his grand father's name "Motooki".
He got the "Yamato Kami" in 1866. And he changed his name into Hidekuni.
At 1859 He worked under the Ishido Unjyu Korekazu.
He passed away in March 1891 at age of 80.
Motooki has good skil in the Aizu sword smiths. He cut a brilliant figure.
This blade is nice shape, like a Naginata. The Jigane is nice. The Nioikuchi is thick and soft.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 700,000-. (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)