Appraisal Quiz : #469

Previous answer is
Minamoto Morikane (Kongo byoei school)

Special feature:Minamoto Morikane belonges to Kongo Byoei.
The founder of this school started by Moritaka and continued
9th generation. This school made swords for shrine’s soldiers
So the Nakago style is Toba shape which use for praying Stupa.
I think this school come from Sairen or Jitua.
Moritsuna, Morisada, Yoshimori and Morikane are well known sword
makers in Kongo byoei.

Appraisal Quiz #469 (Decenber 16th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 68.9cm or 27.13 inches.
Sori :1.8cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.47 cm or 0.97inches.
Kasane :0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori
and ookissaki style gorgeous shape.
On the front, Suken, Bo-hi and Gomabashi Bonji are engraved.
On the back side, Gomabashi and Bonji are engraved.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach clear nice texture.
Hamon :Nioi deki big Gunome midare up and down
Boshi is midarekomi style.


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