Appraisal Quiz #592




Previous answer is
  Satsuyoshi Oku Motohira/Kansei 9 Miharu  

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 #592 ( June 6th, 2020)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 65.04 cm or 25.6 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.81 cm or 1.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.86 cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.73 inches.
The weight of the sword: 520 grams.
shape : Rather short blade and small Sori.
Bo-Hi and Soe-Hi on both side.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie deki Gunome-midaire and Choji-midare in Hamon. fine sunanagashi and kinsuji work
Boshi is Boshi is Midarekomi, Togari and turn back.

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