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Appraisal Quiz #643

Previous answer is
  Yukihira Saku Oite Tenmangu 60 Nichi Kyokuseishin Kitae Kore / Genroku 5 Mizunoe-Saru 2 Gatsu Saijo Bi

Special feature: This Yukihira was a swordsmith of Bungo province. He moved to Hizen and also Karatsu in the Enpo era.
He was called as Kawachi Kami Motoyuki.
After Karatsu province, he moved to Musashi Edo.
He became a student of Tsunahiro.
After receiving a character Hon (本) from Honami family, he changed his name to Motoyuki(本行).
It is called Matsuba Motoyuki because the signature resenmles Matsuba(Pine leaves).

Appraisal Quiz #643 (June 5th, 2021)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 72.7 cm or 28.62 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.2cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 910 grams.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with almost no Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is Hadadatsu.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Choji Midare and Gunome Midare mixed.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.


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