Appraisal Quiz #562

Previous answer is
 Satsuma Shin Oku Sazaemon Motohira/Tenmei 3 Nen Mizunoto nigatsu Kitae No 

Special feature: Satsuma province produced excellent swordsmiths under the patronage of the Shimazu family. Motohira, born as a son of retaind swordsmith Oku Motonao in 1744 was a reprsentative swordsmith in early Shin-to
period. Motohira succeeded the headship of family in 1777
and was appointed Yamato (No) Kami in 1789. His younger brothers Mototake
and Motoyasu were also excellent swordsmith and their collaboration still survives.
Motohira passed away in 1826, aged 83.

Appraisal Quiz #562 (Novber 2nd, 2019)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 48.2 cm or 19 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.95 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.65cm or 1.043 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.71 cm or 0.673 inches.
Kasane : 0.8 cm or 0.315inches.
Shape : The blade is regular eidth, thickness
with deeo sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Komokume had well grained with jinie attach
beautiful nice texture and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deck Choji midare with ash and yo work.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
There is a Hagire. Do you know where?

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