Appraisal Quiz : #378

Previous answer is
Hojoji Tajima kami Tachibana Kunimasa/Enpo 3 nen 8 gatsu hi (August 1675)

Special feature: Hojoji Tajima Kami Tachibana Kunimasa is a sword smith in Musashi province. He is Edo Hojoji school.
He worked with Kazusa kami Kaneshige, Izumi kami Kaneshige, Sadakuni, Masahiro, Yoshitsugu etc.
This blade looks like Kotetsu. The Nioikuchi is thick, the Ashi is wide.
This blade is nice. There is date”Enpo 3 nen 8 gatsu hi (August 1675)” on the Nakago which is rare.

Appraisal Quiz #378 (March 11th, 2016)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 76.14 cm or 29.97 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi :
Width at the hamachi : 2.92 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.89 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with large sori nice looking shape.
There are Bo-Hi on both side.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
And visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Nioideki gunome midare and Cyoji midare mixed with ashi and deep nioikuchi hamon.
Boshi is Midarekomi round shape with a constriction.


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