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Appraisal Quiz #656

Previous answer is
  Taishin Hokyo Minamoto Mitsuhira

Special feature: Mitsuhira was swordsmith of Edo Sekido shool.
He was little brother of Sekido Tsuneie.
He was allowed to engraved “Dewa no kami” and “Dewa Nyudo” in his signature.
He made many blades to aim to Ichimonji.
And he was famous for gorgeous Choji as well as Korekazu.
This blade reminds us Fukuoka Ichimonji.

Appraisal Quiz #656 (September 4th, 2021)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 74.0 cm or 29.13 inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 770 grams.
Shape : Osuriage, wide and thick blade with deep Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha base with thick Nioikuchi and Gunome Midare
with soft Ashi and Nioikuchi. In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midarekomi with thick Nioikuchi, pointed Yakizume style.


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