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Appraisal Quiz : #238

Previous answer is
Joshu Jyu Kunihiro
Keicho 13 Nen 8 Gatsuhi

Special feature : Kunihiro was working under the family Ito Hyuga province Kyusyu but unfortunately this family
became bankrupt so he retired from the family and journey around Japan and made swords at many places.
He stayed at Kyoto Ichijyo Horikawa and educated many students.
Before living at Kyoto, he made Sue sosyu style or Seki style swords but after Keicyo 4th era, He made upper part of Sosyu style sword.
This blade is very similar with Sadamune especially Horimono, Jigane and also jamon.
From under the hamachi area, Mizukage utsuri appear and strong Nie and kinsuji which is typical Kunihiro and Uramei keicyo 13th is very precious.

Appraisal Quiz #238 (April 5, 2013)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 75.7 cm or 29.8 inches.
Sori : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.16 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29inches.
Era : Early Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is Oosuriage Mumei wide and thick with long ookissaki style healthy nice looking sword.
Jitetsu : Koiktame hada and mokume hada mixed well grained with jinie attach with clear Utsuri appear on the Ji marvelous texture.
Hamon : Nioideki gunome midare and Cyoji midare mixed with sunagashi and Yo and also kinsuji work.
Boshi is midarekomi and turns back sharp Togari.

1:The blade is suriage mumei wide and long ookissaaki.
2:The Jigane is marvelous with clear Utsuri.
3:Boshi is midarekomi and turns back sharply.


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