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Appraisal Quiz #706

Previous answer is
 Echizen Kami Nobuhide.
Meiji 8Nen 2 Gatsuhi.

Special feature: This blade is mentioned on the book „Kurihara Nobuhide no Kenkyu(p.256)“. Many swordsmiths followed the instructions after the ban on swords was issued in 1874. Nobuhide was ordered by the Emperor Meiji to make 18 swords, and in the 6th year of the Meuji era he was permitted to visit the temple with the Emperor Meiji, and he was able to see the treasured sword of Shosoin. In 1873, the World Exposition was held in Vienna, Austria. Specially Nobuhide, Korekazu, and Mumetsugu made swords to show national prestige.

Appraisal Quiz #706 (August 27th, 2022)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length:75.4cm or 29.68inches.
Sori :1.9cm or 0.74inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.33cm or 1.31inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.67cm or 1.05inches.
Kasane:0.67cm or 0.26inches.
Shape : The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and O-Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane : Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane with Utsuri.
Hamon : Koniedeki Chojimidare is bright with lots of Ashi. Kinsuji works in Hachu. Boshi is Midarekomi and turns back sharply on the tip.


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