MOTOSHIGE(元重)

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MOTOSHIGE(元重), was a Japanese swordsmith in Bizen province.

Region


Active


  • the Kamakura to the Nanbokucho period.

Related swordsmiths


  • Morishige(守重)  of Hatakeda school
  • Motoszane(元真)
  • Shigezane(重真)

Characteristics 


Shape :
HadaMOKUME-HADA(杢目肌) mixed MASAME-HADA(柾目肌). Whitish UTSURI(映り).
HamonSUGUHA(直刃) that contains GUNOME(互の目) with ASHI(足).
Boshi : Little pointed.

YasurimeO-Sujikai(大筋違)
Other :

Notes


  • Motoshige was a son of Morishige of Hatakeda school.
  • His extant swords span long periods of time and some of his swords display some characteristics of YAMASHIRO Tradition(山城伝), so his name could be succeeded through many generations.
  • As his Yasurime is O-Sujikai and his signature is carved into the backside of the NAKAGO(茎), he may have something to do with AOE SCHOOL(青江派).
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