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Appraisal Quiz : #231

Previous answer is
Hizen no kuni Tadayoshi

Special feature : Hizen no kuni Tadayoshi is called Hashimoto Shinzaemon and lived Hizen Nagase province and he was Nabeshima family's sword maker.
At keicyo 1st year, he studied from Umetada Myojyu who was very skillful sword engraving.
At Kanei 1st, he got the title of Musashi Daijyo and changed his name to Tadahiro.
This blade is suriage but the signature is left perfectly.
The width of the Hamachi area and Kissaki area are almost same and long kissaki with deep sori nice looking shape.
The blade is Saijyo Oowazamono(the best cutting well sword)and the top ranking sword in Shinto period.
I think upper part of the quality is Jyuyo Token class.
We strongly recommend this great sword for you.

Appraisal Quiz #231 (February 15, 2013)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 70.3 cm or 27.67 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.53 cm or 1.38 inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The blade is wide(3.53cm) fat with long Nagamaki style gorgeous shape.
Jitetsu : Itame had and ooitame had mixed with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with shirake utsuri appear.

1 : The Jigane is Itame had and ooitame had mixed visible to see the texture.
2 : Hamon is Suguha hamon with sof tnioikuchi ash and yo.
Small sunagashi and kinsuji work.


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