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A mumei wakizashi attributed to Echizen Hirotaka. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu kissaki. Hawatare: 1 shaku 7 sun 1 bu 6 rin (52 cm or 20.47"). Motohaba: 2.78 cm. Sakihaba: 1.91 cm. Kasane: 6.3 mm. Gunome midare in a shallow chu notare in the lower portion of the blade becoming an exuberant hiro gunome in the front. There is a long kaeri. There is ha nie, sunagashi, kinsuji, ashi iri, nado. The jigane is a moist itame nagare mixed with masame in the ji, and pure masame in the shinogi ji. Shirasaya and silver foil habaki. NBTHK kicho kanteisho dated, February 24, 1973, as well as sold small kanteisho.
Echizen Hoki no Kami Hirotaka was active around Meireki (1655 - 1658). He was of the Echizen Shimosaka school, and his style is close to that of Harima Daijo Shigetaka (see S0155). He is rated Chujosaku in Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen by Fujishiro, valued at 3,500,000 yen in Shibata's Toko Taikan, and listed with a double triangle in Nihonto Meikan.