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Appraisal Quiz #779

Previous answer is
  Unsigned(Mumei)Den Motoshige

Features: This unsigned Motoshige masterpiece hails from the late Kamakura period and is attributed to a
skilled swordsmith of the time. It stands out from works by other masters such as Kanemitsu
and Chōgi, with its distinct hamon pattern and vigorous activity. The blade showcases a lively
and intricate design, making it a remarkable sword.

Appraisal Quiz #779 (January 20th, 2024)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade Length: 70.1 cm (27.6 inches)
Curvature: 1.0 cm (0.39 inches)
Mekugi-ana: 1 hole
Motokasane (base width): 3.02 cm (1.19 inches)
Sakihaba (tip width): 2.11 cm (0.83 inches)
Kasane (thickness): 0.61 cm (0.24 inches)
Sword Weight: 645 grams
Shape: The sword has a moderate-sized body with a slightly thick and wide kasane.
The kissaki (point) is long and exhibits a
beautiful body shape.
Jitetsu (blade surface): It exhibits a well-grained Itame Hada (wood grain pattern), resulting in a beautiful base metal.
Hamon (temper line): It has a choji midare hamon with mixed small irregularities, creating a chaotic pattern.


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