Wakizashi : Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Moto(Hira)
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(Koshirae: NBTHK Kicho Paper)
Signature : Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Moto(Hira)
Bunka 9 Saru Aki, Yo Otouto Motoyasu Zo kore
(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :Silver single habaki
Blade length : 40.2 cm or 15.82 inches.
Sori : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Edo period Bunka era.
Shape : The blade slightly suriage but the signature is mentioned
almost perfect. The blade is wide and thick with longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hasda well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon :Niedeki deep nioikuchi gunome midare
with soft nioikuchi up and down.
Special feature:Satsuma province produced excellent swordsmiths
under the patronage of the Shimazu family. Motohira,
born as a son of retaind swordsmith Oku Motonao in 1744 was a reprsentative swordsmith in early Shin-to
period. Motohira succeeded the headship of family in 1777
and was appointed Yamato (No) Kami in 1789.
His younger brothers Mototake and Motoyasu were also excellent
swordsmith and their collaboration still survives.
Motohira passed away in 1826, aged 83.
This wakizashi is Gassaku mei with his son Motoyasu.
The jigane is quite well grained and wonderful Hamon.
Koshirae : Toppei Koshirae (NBTHK Kicho Paper)
Saya :Kawarinuri saya.
Tsuba :On thee round shape copper plate, man is playing.
Menuki : flower is engraved by syakudo with gold color.
Fuchikashira:copper plate with engraved rims.
Wakizashi: NBTHK Hozon Paper
Koshirae: NBTHK Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.