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Aoi Art 1-54-6 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 Japan



Appraisal Quiz #555

Previous answer is
 Hoki Kami Ason Masayuki/Kansei 7 Nen U Nen 2 Gatsu 

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 #555 (September 7th, 2019)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 70.7 cm or 27.83 inches.
Sori : 2.5cm or 0.984 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.12cm or 0.835 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27 inches.
Weight of the blade: 760 grams
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with Ubuha
and rather deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame had and komokume had missed with jinie attach beautiful fine texture.
Hamon :Niedeki round shape gunome midair from the Hamacji to Kissaki.
Bo-shi is midarekomi style.

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