Appraisal Quiz : #314

Previous answer is
(Kikumon) Tanba no Kami Yosimichi (3rd generation)

Special feature : The Mishina School in Kyoto hatched four schools; Kyo-Tamba (No) Kami, Fushimi-Tamba (No) Kami, Osaka-Tamba (No) Kami and Yamato (No) Kami.
Kyo-Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi the First made this wakizashi. He was the Third son of Kanemichi in Mino province. His eldest brother is Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi.
The family moved to Kyoto and was approved Tamba (No) Kami in 1595. Yoshimichi inquired into Soshu-den and invented Sudare-ba hamon.
It is said that he continued forging sword until 1634 and passed away around 1638. He made this wakizashi before achieved sudare-ba.
This sword belonged to 3rd generation Oosaka Tanba.
Generally 3rd generation Tanba made very healthy sword.

Appraisal Quiz #314 (October 24th, 2014)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 64.54 cm or 25.40 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
beautiful oosaka jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare with thick nioikuchi
and soft feeling Habuchi which is typical Sukehiro.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.

1:Sori is small and deep nioikuchi boshi round shape.
2:Kesyo yasurime.
3:deep nioikuchi gunome midair.
Generally after several years later, he made Uramei.
The Jigane is very nice Jigane.


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