Appraisal Quiz #696

Previous answer is
  Hasebe Kunishige
Minamoto Hirotada Shoji Kore

Special feature: Some people from Shinto Go Kunimitsu are said to be call themselves as Hasebe school, They could have moved to Yamashiro, affected by the decline of Hojo family. Most of their works are Sunnobi-Tanto, and we rarely see Katana. Most works of them have Gunomemidare or Gunomemidare Hitatsura, or merely Soshuden with great appearance. Gold-inlay Mei is not so clear but it is rather persuasive that this sword was possessed by Minamoto No Hirotada, because it has Aoi-Mon(the family crest of Tokugawa family) Habaki. Minamoto No Hirotada, as known as Jiro-Saburo or Takechiyo(child name), was a grandson of Matsudaira Nobutada, the head of the former Mikawa Matsudaira family. He was also a son of Kiyoyasu, a brother of Nobuie, and the father of Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was assassinated by his servant, Iwamatsu Hachiya, at the age of 26.

Appraisal Quiz #696 (June 18th, 2022)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length:67.2cm or 26.45inches.
Sori :2.1cm or 0.82inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi:3.05cm or 1.20inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.21 cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:700grams
Shape: Osuriage, the blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Itamehada is fines with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane with Utsuri.
Hamon: Koniedeki Gunomemidare: soft Hamon. Ashi moves. Boshi is Midarekomi.


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