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Appraisal Quiz #701

Previous answer is
  Ho-ki Kami Taira Ason Masayuki
Kansei 6 Nen Tora 2 Gatsu

Special feature: Hoki Kami Taira Ason Masayuki is one of the 2 biggest swordsmiths in Kyushu,
with Motohira. They encouraged each other and made masterpieces.
This work has deep Sori and Suriage. It looks like Samonji school
from the Kamakura period to the Nambokucho period.

Appraisal Quiz #701 (July 23rd, 2022)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length:70.7cm or 27.83 inches.
Sori:1.7cm or 0.66inches.
Mekugi: 3
Width at the hamachi:3.06cm or 1.20inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.24cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane:0.69 cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:855grams
Shape: Osuriage, the blade is broad and thick with big Sori and slightly big and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. The surface is rough.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha. Ashi and Ha work well. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work in Hachu.
Boshi(right): turns back round to be Hakikake
Boshi(Legt): becomes round along the blade-edge and ends with Hakikake.


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