Previous answer is
Houki Kami Ason Masayuki / Kyowa Ninen Inu August
Special feature:He was a swordsmith of Satsuma province,
present Kagoshima prefecture, and followed Miyahara Masachika school.
He changed his signature to ‘Hoki no kami Ason Masayuki’ at Kansei 1st (1789).
He was well known as ‘Masayuki’ and worked actively Kansei era.
‘Masayoshi’ was his first signature and this work was made
when he was only 22 years old. This sword has Itame-hada well grained
and Masame-hada mixed with long Chikei work.
Hamon is active deep Nioikuchi blackish Jigane
which is typical Motohira and Masayuki.
Both of them are top ranking swordsmiths
at Shinshinto era in Satsuma province.
Nice Jigane consist on long Chikei and thick Jinie attach
and also active wild feeling temper line.
Appraisal Quiz #533 (April 6th, 2019)
Who made this sword do you think ?
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Blade length : 73.1 cm or 28.77 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.91 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.79 cm or 0.70 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana with large Sori.
Ubu Nakago Tachi style Katana.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : The mixture of Itame Hada and Mokume Hada with Jinie.
There are Chikei, Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with small Ashi. The Nioikuchi is soft.
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