Appraisal Quiz : #237

Previous answer is
Bisyu Osafune Norimitsu Gold Zogan (Tenwa 3 3 Gatsu 19 HI 3 tsu Dou Otoshi)
Gold Zogan (Tenna Gen 8 Gatsu Tsuri Dou Otoshi)Kansei 6 Nen 8 Gatsuhi

Special feature : The founder of the Bisyu Osafune Norimitsu is late Kamakura period and continued to late Muroamchi period.
This sword belonged to around 4th generation Gorozaemon Norimitsu.
Kinzogan Tenwa 3 3 Gatsu 19 HI 3 tsu Dou Otoshi and (Tenna Gen 8 Gatsu Tsuri Dou Otoshi)Kansei 6 Nen 8 Gatsuhi are precious.
Generally We can see sometimes Shito and Shinshinto Tameshigiri but Koto tameshigirri is few.

Appraisal Quiz #237 (March 29, 2013)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Hints. ※The picture will be enlarged

Blade length : 38.78 cm or 15.26 inches.
Sori : 0.60 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07 cm or 1.20 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy Hirauchi style sunnobi Tanto.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work and blackish jigane.
From Hamachi area, Mizukage utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki small noter gunome midair and some parts are square shape.
Monouchi area, wide hamon nie strong with kinsuji sunagashi and also yubashiri irk china.
Boshi:Niedeki suguha base saki togari hamon round shape hakikake style.
Horimono:both sides of the blade sanko tusk Ken, on the back, bonji tsume and Gomabashi marudome style.

1:The blade is rather wide with deeper sori long kissaki.
2:Jigane is koitame had well grained nice marvelous jigane.
3:Hamon is not reached to the edge at the Hamachi area.
Generally this school’s sword makers are same as this sword.
4:Sword has signature on the back side(urea) and in case of Wakizashi,the signature is on the front.
5:The signature was changed 3 times during his sword making.


Answer will be posted at next Appraisal Quiz.


(Please acknowledge not replying to mail about Appraisal Quiz by our convenience.)

PAGETOP Order Form Contact
Japanese Sword Museum