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Appraisal Quiz : #342

Previous answer is
Moriie (Hatakeda)

Special feature : Sword smith Moriie , a son of the Fukuoka Ichimonji school Morichika, lived in Hatakeda area of Bizen province.
Some of his blade were similar to Osafune Sword Smiths' blade who worked around the same time.
He was famous for his Kaeru Choji Midare Hamon.
At the time he made various type on sword.
He made many Tachi. He started off by making soft Hamon and gradually added active Hamon to his works.
The Midare Utsuri(undulating fog like particles) Hamon appears in the Ha.
The Choji Midare is excellent to view. the activities in the Ha is flowing.
The blade will be ranked to higher level if it is polished again.
The Sayagaki is written by famous sword judge Honami Shinzen. It is highly reliable work.

Appraisal Quiz #342 (June 7, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 72.6 cm or 28.58 inches.
Sori : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.21 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period
Shape : The blade is wide and deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is clear jihada.
Hamon : From the hamachi, thick nioikuchi suguha and then gunome midair with thick nioikuchi like Doranba hamon with sunagashi in the Ha.


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