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Aoi Art 1-54-6 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 Japan



Appraisal Quiz : #263

Previous answer is
Kiinzougan Hashiba Okayama Chuunagon Hidenobu Shoji nari/Namioyogi

Special feature : Kanemitsu is well seen during the Nanbokucho period to late Muromachi period. He was born as the son of Kagemitsu.
It is unknown which Kanemitsu it is as there are many same name sword smiths at that time. This blade, however, shows very nice antiqueness.
It is called Namioyogi(swimming in the wave) as the engraved dragon looks like it is swimming in the
sea wave.

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Appraisal Quiz #263 (October 11th, 2013)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 70cm or 27.56 inches.
Sori : 1.7cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.08cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with chikei work fantastic nice Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare and togari gunome mixed.
In Hamon, there are many ash and yo work. Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.


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