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PURVEYORS OF AUTHENTIC JAPANESE SWORDS

TOUKEN MATSUMOTO, PURVEYORS OF AUTHENTIC JAPANESE SWORDS

  Product No.WA-0382   奥大和守平朝臣元平
   Mei (Front) Oku Yamato no Kami Taira Ason Motohira
  Mei (Back)In Spring 1793, Year of the Ox
  Area of OriginSatsuma Province
  EraLate Edo Period

Dimensions
  Length   52.1 cm (20.5 in)
  Sori (curvature)   0.9 cm (0.4 in)
  Motohaba   3.2 cm (1.3 in)
  Sakihaba   2.5 cm (1.0 in)
  Munekasane   0.6 cm (0.2 in)

Registration
  NBTHK Certificate
Status: Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Date of Certification: Jun 25, 2020
  Provincial Registration
Prefectural Board of Education: Hokkaido
Date of Registration: January 16, 1955

Item Details
  Shape Shinogizukuri Iorimune
  Jihada (Metal pattern) Dence Itame with Jinie and Imozuru
  Hamon (Temper line) Gunome-midare with Aranie
  Bōshi (Point / Tip) Omote Midare, Ura Sugu with Nie. Resembling Hakikake. Komaru turn
  Nakago (Tang) Ubu, unaltered. Sujikai file pattern and a Kengyo end. Kakushi-tagane on Nakagojiri
  Mekugiana (Rivet Holes)  1 
  Habaki Two part, silver with So-yujo file Habaki

 
Additional Information: This swordsmith, Oku Motohira was born in 1744 as the older son of Motonao. In 1777 he inherited the household from his father. In 1785, he became an official swordsmith of the Satsuma Clan. In 1789, he received the title of "Yamato No Kami" at the age of 46. He passed away in 1826 at the age of 83. There were many famous swordsmiths who visited him and became his students; such as Sumi Motooki from Aizu; Yokoyama Sukehira, from Osafune, Bizen; and Aoki Motonaga, from Owari. This swordsmith, Oku Motohira, was a representative of the Satsuma Swordsmiths during the Shin-Shinto Era. This Wakizashi was forged in 1793 when Motohira was 49 years old, a matured age. This blade shows Motohira features well. A marvelous Wakizashi. It has passed the Tokubetsu Hozon Token in June 2020.

Price
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