Appraisal Quiz : #330

Previous answer is
Mumei (Fukuoka Ichomonji)

Special feature : Ichimonji is catagorized in Fukuoka Ichimonji, Ko Ichimonji, Yoshioka, Katayama and Shochu Ichimonji. The most appraised Ichimonji is Fukuoka Ichimonji.
There is much ups and down with Midare Utsuri appearing. The hamon has ups and down Kawazu Choji it is elegant work. This piece is elegant and dynamic work thus it is attributed as Jyuyo Fukuoka Ichimonji. There is no Bo-Hi which makes the jigane on the Shinogiji area clearly seen. It is Itame hada with micture of mokume hada. It is just like jewelry graceful work. It is graveful hamon with strong Midare Utsuri. From the fine jigane it is easy to imagine that it was stored carefully by many high status Bushis. Please enjoy blissful time with this Ichimonji.

Appraisal Quiz #330 (February 20th, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 56.1 cm or 22.08 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.58 cm or 1.01 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.79 cm or 0.70 inches.
Kasane : 0.52 cm or 0.20 inches.
Shape : Slightly cut shortened but there is ample length. The Sori is deep.Elegant shape Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with fine jinie attached. Utsuri works are appearing.
Hamon : Konie Deki Gunome Midare with mixture of Choji Midare. Koashi is attached and Yo activities are applied. Boshi is slight notare style and round ended.


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