Appraisal Quiz : #438

Previous answer is
Hizen Kuni Harima Daijyo Hujiwara Tadakuni

Special feature: Tadakuni was born in 1598 as a son of Yoshiie. Yoshiie was also a swordsmith of Hizen province. Tadakuni was a pupil of Tadayoshi the First who consolidated the foundations of Hizen-to. Tadakuni was designated Harima Daijo in 1634 at the age of 37. At the same time he started to make sword for the domain of Ogi in Hizen province. He passed away in 1691, aged 94. He was very good at gunome-midare hamon with deep nioi-kuchi and his sword was ranked at Shinto-Josaku. This sword consist of Suguha hamon clear and bright.

Appraisal Quiz #438 (May 13th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Hints. ※The picture will be enlarged

1:Nice clean Jigane.
2:Nakago shape is mentioned on the picture.
3:sori is small.
4:Choji midare and Kobushi Choji midare mixed.
5:name is 5 characters.

Blade length : 71.6cm or 28.2inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.472 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27cm or 0.894 inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.874inches.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitanme hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful oosaka jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi and then Choji midare Kobushui
Choji midare hamon. Boshi is round shape. In Hamon, thwre are
sunagashi and Kinsuji scatter.


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