Appraisal Quiz #731




Previous answer is
 Noshu Ju Seki Zenryoke Echizen Kami Yoshikado(Bokuden Bando Taro)
濃州住関善良家越前守吉門  (卜伝 坂東太郎)
(Gold inlay) Sho-oh 2 Nen Aki Futatsu Do Kiru Kore Yamano Kauemon Eikyu(Kao)
(金象嵌)承応二年秋二ツ胴伐之 山野加右衛門永久(花押) 

Special feature: This swordsmith was employed by Tokugawa Mitsukuni with 7nin-Buchi salary. He made a lot of powerful works like this Wakizashi.(nearly Katana) It is said that Mitsukuni hired Yoshikado because his swords were incredibly sharp when he did did cutting tests on Yoshikado’s swords. His swords were popular in those days, so many fake works were also made. This blade has NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper. We truly recommend this sword.

Appraisal Quiz #731 (February 25th, 2023)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length:69.3cm or 27.28inches.
Sori:1.8cm or 0.70inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.04cm or 1.19inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.77cm or 1.09inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:815grams
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with long Ububa, deep Sori, and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, similarly tall headed Gunomemidare with lots of Ashi. Boshi turns back round deeply.


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