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Appraisal Quiz : #343

Previous answer is
Iga kami Fujiwara Kinmichi (3rd Generation)

Special feature : Third generation Igano kami Fujiwaka Kinmichi was called MIshina Kanbe.
He was ordered from the Shogunate to forged sword at Hama Palace(Goten) of Tokugawa Shogunate
at Kyoho 7th year. However, he could not attend because of his illness. Instead,
4th generation Kinmichi and 3rd generation HIsamichi has been brought to Shoguntate.
This piece is third generation Iga no kami Kinmichi and at the top of the signature
there is Kiku-mon (chrysanthemum crest) engraved. At the back it is engraved “Nippon kaji Sosho”.
There are some kizu at some parts but it is no problem for display.
Compared to other 3rd generation Kinmichi swords, this katana is well made.

Appraisal Quiz #343 (June 21nd, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 23.2 cm or 9.13 inches.
Sori : 0.1 cm or 0.03 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.11 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.44 cm or 0.17 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Circa Kyoroku.
Shape : Long Nakago with Gomabashi and Bo-hi engraved.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with Jinie attached. The Hada pattern is clear and well seen.
Hamon : Nie Dkei Sanbonsugi Togari-Ba Gunome midare with Sunagashi and Kinsuji activities.
It is Jizo style round end Hamon.


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