Appraisal Quiz #587

Previous answer is
  Oku Yamato Kami Taira Ason Motohira
Kyowa 2 Nen Inu haru 

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 #587 ( May 2nd, 2020)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 68.1 cm or 26.8 inches. 
Sori 1.6:cm or 0.62 inches. 
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi :3.0 cm or 1.18 inches. 
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2cm or 0.86 inches. 
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword  685 grams.
Shape : Handachi style.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach clear Utsuri apper.
Hamon :Niedeki Kogunome midare,with small ashi and yo work,
In hamon, many sunagshi Kinsuji work 
especially From the Monouchi to Yokote , very active teemper lines.

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