Previous answer is
Ichikawa Jinojo Kyu Bizen Suke Munetsugu Saku kore/
Koka 3 nen 2 gatsu hi Oite Senju Taitai Dodan barai Kitte Yamada Gosaburo
Explanation: Bizen Suke Munetsugumade this blade.
Mr. Yamada Gosaburo did scutting test (both shoulders line) in February 1846 at Edo city.
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 #379 (March 19th, 2016)
Who made this sword do you think ?
Hints. ※The picture will be enlarged
Blade length : 62.2 cm or inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 5(4 pieces were filled,)
Width at the hamachi : 2.88cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.685cm or inches.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened)
attributed as Bisyu Osafune Shugezane,
On both sides of the blade has Bo-hi is engraved .
The blade is regular size width and thickness Kakito-shi style.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed well grained
with jinie attach and Midare Utasuri appear on the ji.
Hamon : konie deki Gunome midare Kataochi gunome and boshi is sansaku style.
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