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Katana, Shirasaya
Yamato no kami Motohira
[ Signature ] omote : "奥[大]"(following part cut)  ura : -
[ Size ] Blade length 44.2cm (1 shaku 4 sun 5 bu 8 rin), sori 1.0cm (3 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 3.46cm, moto-kasane 0.76cm, saki-haba 2.67 cm, saki-kasane 0.67 cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 604.5g , shirasaya length 68cm
[ Period ] Edo, second half of.
[ Province ] Satsuma

[ Feature ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is thick rather than ordinal. Shallow sori attached. Chu-kissaki extended form.
Engraving : Both on front and back, there are bo-hi grooves.omote and back
Nakago : Suri-age, saki is ken-gyo. Yasurimes are (old) suji-kais (new) kiri. One hole.
Jigane : Ko-itame-hada well grained. Rich jinie attached. Chikei appeared.
Hamon : Gunome-midare. Togari-bas mixed. Deep nioi, ashis, kin-sens and sunagashis appeared. Ara-nie attached. From yaki-dashi to monouchi, the yaki-haba getting wider. There are height difference on mi-dare-bas.
Boushi : It runs in sugu. Form is ko-maru. Back side, it becomes ni-jyu-bas atmosphere. It turns rich jinie attached.

[ Highlight ] Motohira was born in the first year of Enkyo, the son of Oku Motonao and called Kozaemon, and received the title of Yamato-no-kami He was a member of the Satsuma Shimazu clan, and is regarded alongside Hoki no kami Masayuki as a leading swordsmith of the Satsuma shinshin-to style. He died at the age of 83 on 15 July Bunsei 9. He has signatures as followings : "薩州住平元平作", "薩陽士奥元平與弟元武元安造之", "薩陽士元平", "薩藩臣奥元平", "薩藩臣元平", "薩陽士奥平元平", "奥大和守朝臣元平", "薩摩大和守元平", "薩陽士孝左衛門元平", "薩州住奥大和守平朝臣元平", "薩陽士鹿児島臣奥大和守平朝臣元平七十七歳文政三年", "文政九戌八十三歳奥大和守平朝臣元平", etc. As age of the year of swrod creation, there are "明和七、安永二・四・五・六・七・八・九・十", "天明元・二・三・・四・五・六・七・八", "寛政元・二・三・・四・五・六・七・八・九・十・十一・十二", "享和元年・二・三", "文化元・ 二・三・四・五・六・七・八・十二・十三・十四", "文政二・三・四・五・六・七・八・九", etc. This work is of the Soshu-den style, a speciality of the Yamato no kami after his receipt of the title, in which the character 'Dai' remains partially under the inscription 'Oku'. The blade is so dynamique even suri-age was done, on specfic well grained jigane, nie attached gunome-midare hamon are tempered.

[ Conditions ] There are scabbing marks on the blade of the upper half of the sword. There is a shallow dent on the stem close to the mune.

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji ,silver foiled, single), shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper "保存刀剣鑑定書"(issued on 10th Dec. Heisei 30(2018))

[ Item number ] A020322 [ Price ] JPY 430,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included)

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