Appraisal Quiz : #349

Previous answer is
Satsuyo Omi Oku hira Motohira Tsukuru kore/
Tenmei 6 nen Hinoeuma 8 gatsu hi (August)

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 representative 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.
He had student such as Kaku Motooki and Aoki Motonaga.
His two younger brothers Mototake and Motoyasu was also a skillful sword smithes.
They left joint work with Motohira.

Appraisal Quiz #349 (July 31st, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 71.51 cm or 28.15 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.20 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Shape : Rather thick and wide nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.


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