HOKI-KAMI NOBUTAKA(伯耆守信高) was a Japanese swordsmith working in Mino and Owari province. His name was succeeded through 10 generations until the end of the Edo period.
- ca. 1561 – 1636
Shape : Wide sword with shallow SORI(反り) and bigger KISSAKI(切先).
Hada : Fine-grained MOKUME-HADA(杢目肌) that partially contains MASAME-HADA(柾目肌).
Hamon : NIE-DEKI(沸出来), Wavy Hamon partially pointed.
Boshi : MIDARE-KOMI(乱れ込み), KO-MARU(小丸) or TOGARI(尖り).
- Hoki-Kami Nobutaka was a descendant of Kanekuni, who founded the Sanami school(三阿弥派) in Seki of Mino province.
- The wordsmith is rated at the Wazamono ranking.
- The swords by the later generations are inferior to those by the early generations(the 1st to the 3rd), the Hamon of them look monotonous.