Appraisal Quiz #485

Previous answer is
(Kikumon) Omi kami Minamoto Hisamichi (1st generation)/Motte Nanbantetsu Tsukuru kore Genroku 5 ne 12 gatsu Kichiitsu

Special feature : Oumi kami Minamoto Hisamichi first generation was called Hori Rokurobei.
He was born at Kanei 3rd at Ko-syu province and moved to Kyoto
and studied under the Kinmichi Iga. He studoed hard and got
the tytle Oumi Daijyo and then Oumi Kami.
His master Iga Kami Kinmichi permitted to engrave Kikumon(family crest kiku family crest)on the tang.
Probably his master Kinmichi esimated highly for his works and his character also.
This sword is very nice shape and good Jigane and also wonderful thick nioikuchi big gunome midare hammon compatible Jyuto Token.
If the nakago condition is perfect, the blade will pass Jyuyo token.
Anyway we recommend this sword for you.

Appraisal Quiz #485 (April 28th, 2018)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 63.9 cm or 25.16 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.3 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the Hamachi : 2.81 cm or 1.11 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Shape : The blade is Naginata Naoshi style Ubu Nakago.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach and Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Konoedeki Choji Midare Hamon.

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