Previous answer is
Taikei Naotane/Bunka Shichinen Chusyun Jhojhun
Special feature:Naotane, born as his secular name ‘Shoji Minobei’ in 1778
or 1779 at Dewa province in Yamagata, considering from his title Taikei used
at a later date, his birthday is possibly July 15th.
He went to Edo and became a student of Suishinshi Masahide.
The Akimoto family in Yamagata province retained Naotane around 1812.
Naotane got the title Chikuzen-Daijo in 1821 and ranked up to the Mino (No) Kami
in 1848. As building up a solid reputation, he got many invitations
to forge swords in various places. He added the name of place to inscribe the signature.
Naotane passed away at 1857, aged 79.
Naotane could make a variety of styles : Bizen-den, Soshu-den,
Yamashiro-den and Yamato-den.
He was specially good at Bizen-den and Soshu-den in particular.
His swords are ranked at the highest rank called Saijo-saku
in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate. Especially his swords forged
in the Tempo era (1830 to 1844) are called
Tempo-uchi and those are highly appreciated as his best examples attained maturity.
Appraisal Quiz #507 (October 6th, 2018)
Who made this sword do you think ?
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Blade length(nagasa) : 71.1 cm or 28.0 inches.
Sori : 2.1cm or 0.827inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.22cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.29inches.
Kitae :Koitame and komokume hada well grained
with jinie attach beautiful nice Yamashiro texture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from the hamachi and then sudare hamon very active double and threefold hamon.
Boshi is round shape.
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