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Appraisal Quiz : #253

Previous answer is
Yamato koku ju Yoshimitsu

Special feature : Yoshimitsu is swordsmith in Kamakura period.
In Ha, there is deep Nie and Kinsuji. This is marvelous blade.
There are remarkably few blade which is signature. This is precious blade.
We can see the Yasurime very well. The condition is good.

Appraisal Quiz #253 (August 2nd, 2013)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 36.6cm or 14.4 inches.
Sori : 0.45 cm or 0.177 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi :3.26cm or 1.28 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.31 inches.
Shape : The blade is very wide(3.26cm) and thick and engrave Kenmaki ryu
and dokko in the front and on the back, Hachiman Daibosatsu Japanese characters priest words.
the god of good fortune of battle.
The blade is very healthy and good work.
Jitetsu :Koitame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach beautifly texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with kasha work.

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