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Aoi Art 1-54-6 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 Japan



Appraisal Quiz #755

Previous answer is

Special feature: This work has Mei above Nakago hole, so it has to be Ubu Mei.
Hoewever, this Mei seems a little different from general Motoshige, and Tsuruta
estimates that this swordsmith is from the flows of Ko-Hoki school. This work is also
supposed to be Hono-To(dedication sword) and very rare.

Appraisal Quiz #755 (August 12th, 2023)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 71.0 cm or 27.95 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Shape : Wide and thick, nice shape blade.
Jigane: The Ko Itamehada is well grained. This is beautiful jigane, specifically a konuka hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with Ko-Ashi and soft Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape.


Answer will be posted at next Appraisal Quiz.


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