Appraisal Quiz : #271

Previous answer is
Satsu Yo Shi Oku Motohira/Tenmei 2nen Tora 8 gatsu hi

Special feature : Motohira was a student of the swordsmith of
Motohusa and called Oku Takazaemon.His subjects are respected
highly and the top sword smith in Satuma school
during Edo period. He was lived until 84 years of age and left a lot of
swords as posthumous works.
He made active sosyu style like shizu school.
At Kagoshima prefecture, Motohira and Masayuki are both well known sword makers.
Especially Motohita is the top ranking wordsmith in Kagoshima.
This Motohira is rather mild and active elegant sword with soft thick nioikuchi hamon.
The blade was polished by highest polisher and without Kizu and flow.
Inside of the hamon looks mooring fog and active hamon.
Boshi is round shape with nice kinsuji work.

Appraisal Quiz #271 (December 20th, 2013)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 75.15 cm or 29.58 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi :1
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable Sori and long Kissaki.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with ash, sunagashi and active Kinsuji scatter in Ha.
Boshi is midarekomi style.

1:hamon:Gunome midair with a lot of Kinsuji.
2:taihai; wide and thick with long kissaki and midarekomi boshi.
3:He is skillful of making Sosyu style and Masame hada style.
4:He was a student of the great sword maker.


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