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Appraisal Quiz : #301

Previous answer is
Bishu Osafune Yokoyama Sukekane(1st)/Ansei 4th Year February Tomonari Gojyuhachi dai no mago

Special feature : First generation Sukenaga's brother has been adopted
by Sukesada family therefore Sukenaga derived his father's carrer. Moreover,
Yokoyama Sukekane becomes an adopted son of Yokoyama Sukemori
and eventually has learned forging skills from Sukenaga. Frist generation
Yokoyama Kaga Suke Sukenaga has engraved the signature Tomonari Gojyu roku Dai Mago
which means that he is the 58th generation of Yokoyama Sukekane.
The hamon is unique Sukenaga nioi structure choji midare sword.
Sukekane has made similar style hamon through his life.
This unique choji midare has been adored by many sword fans.
Nowadays, there is very few healthy Yokoyama school choji midare piece
with no kizu or flaw in the market..

Appraisal Quiz #301 (July 25th, 2014)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 71cm or 27.95inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.83inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.3cm or 1.3inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.93cm or 1.15inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24inches.
weigth:1005 grams.
Shape : The blade is very wide(3.3cm) and thick with deep sori
and ookissaki huge healthy gorgeous blade.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach
nice fantastic Jigane.
Hamon : Konie deki gunome midare and Choji midare mixed with sunagashi, Kinsuji work. Boshi is midarekomi and turns back.


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