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Appraisal Quiz #694

Previous answer is
  Bishu Osafune Tadamitsu(Hikobei)
               Bunmei 18 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi. (February, 1487)
Gold inlayed Mei: Kanbun2Nen February 10th Yamano Kauemon 61 Sai Nagahisa (Kao)
金象嵌銘:寬文二年二月十日 山野加右衛門六十一歳  永久(花押)  
1 No Do Katateuchi Saidan

Special Feature: A work by Hikobei the 1st, who is said to be a son of
Gorozaemon Norimitsu. There are works made in from the start of
the Bunmei era to the Kyoroku era. Most of his works are

Appraisal Quiz #694 (June 4th, 2022)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length:65.0cm or 25.59inches.
Sori:2.2cm or 0.86inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.72cm or 1.07inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.72cm or 1.07inches.
Kasane:0.5cm or 0.19inches.
The weight of the sword:525grams
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well to be beautifully fine Jigane with light Utsuri.
Hamon: Nioideki, with soft Nioikuchi, Chojimidare with lots of Ashi. Sunagashi
and Kinsuji work in Hachu. Boshi is Midarekomi and sharp on the tip. It turns back in a small circle.


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