Appraisal Quiz #553

Previous answer is
  Izumi Kami Kaneshige/(Gold inlay) Kanbun Uduki 11 Hi Ryoguruma Saidan Yamamo Kauemon Jo Nagahisa(Kao)

Special feature:Kaneshige was a swordsmith clan originated in Echizen province.
The first Kaneshige moved to Edo at the beginning of Kan-ei era
and got the title of Izumi Daijo in 1626, later served for the Todo family
and also forged sword in Sesshu province, present Mie pref. and passed away around 1658.
Kaneshige’s sword is very sharp and ranked at Ryo-wazamono.
Quite a few swords still survive inlayed with gold
on the tang about the result of cutting test.
It is said that a great swordsman Miyamoto Musashi treasured Kaneshige’s katana.

Appraisal Quiz #553 (August 24th, 2019)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 31.4 cm or 12.36 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Kasane : 0.42 cm or 0.16 inches.
Shape : Regular width and thickness wakizashi with shallow curvature.
There are engravings(Futasuji-Hi, sanscrit and Bo-Hi.)
Jitetsu : Jinie appears on the itame-hada.
Hamon : Fantastic sudare-ba hamon.

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