HOKI-KAMI MASAYUKI(伯耆守正幸) was a Japanese swordsmith in Satsuma province.
- AD 1733-1819
- MOTOHIRA (元平)
Shape : Wide and thick blade with a large KISSAKI(切先).
Hada : ITAME-HADA(板目肌) blended with MOKUME-HADA(杢目肌).
Hamon : Pointed GUNOME(互の目) or NOTARE(のたれ). SUGUHA(直刃) is often seen in his early works.
Boshi : KO-MARU(小丸).NIE-KUZURE(沸崩れ).KAEN(火焔).
Other : BOHI(棒樋).
- Houki-kami Masayuki largely influenced a lot of swordsmiths in Satsuma province during the Shinshinto period along with the notable smith MOTOHIRA (元平),
- He worked under the name of Masayoshi(正良) until he received the ZURYOUMEI(受領名) of Houki-kami at 1789. Coincidentally, Motohira also received the Zuryomei of Yamato-kami in the same year.