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



Appraisal Quiz : #272

Previous answer is
Ushu Shonai Han Fujiwara Kiyondo/Ansei 4 Nen 8 Gatsu hi Oite Efu tsukuru kore.

Special feature : Kiyondo was a student of the great Koyomaro.
He was born at Bunsei 10th(1827) year. After that he moved to Edo and
became a student of the Koyomarro but unfortunately he was killed by himself.
self-slaughtered(harakiri). He was asked making swords from many customers.
After that Kiyondo accepted whole jobs and made swords for his master.
He sincerely tried to understand the problem of debt of his master
even though just only for 2 years student.
He traveled to his hometown Shonai some time and influenced
a lot from Kunikane Masame had.
He made some Masame style hada which is very nice elegant swords.
This sword looks Koyomaro itself which is very active gunome midair
with a lot of Kinsuji scatter in Ha.
Kiyondo is first great Kiyomaro student and active Hamon.

Appraisal Quiz #272 (December 27th, 2013)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 67.7 cm or 26.65 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.13 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 1.87 inches.
Weight of only blade: 820 grams.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu : jinie attach.
Hamon : Suguha with komidare hamon.


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