Appraisal Quiz #783

Previous answer is
 Tsuda Omi Kami Sukenao
Jokyo 3 Sai 2 Gatsu Hi (February 1686)

Features: Sukenao of Omi, a swordsmith from Settsu, is famously known as the most distinguished disciple of Saijyo saku Sukehiro, often surpassing his works and sometimes producing works under Sukehiro’s name. Many of his works are considered superior to those of Sukehiro.

Appraisal Quiz #783 (February 24th, 2024)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length: 51.4 cm (20.24 in)
Curvature: 1.0 cm (0.39 in)
Mekugi hole: 1
Width at base: 3.12 cm (1.23 in)
Width at the tip: 2.24 cm (0.88 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.67 cm (0.26 in)
Sword weight: 600 grams
Shape: The work has a broad body and shallow curvature, with a slightly extended kissaki, making for a well-proportioned shape with beautiful jigane.
Jigane: The steel is fine ko-itame hada, tightly packed, resulting in a beautiful skin.
Hamon: From the boiling point, the blade features a straight pattern transitioning to a midare pattern, returning in the style of three sanbonsugi.


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