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Appraisal Quiz : #348

Previous answer is
IMumei (Kanenaga)

Special feature :Kanenaga was student of Nagayoshi in Bishu Osafune school.
NBTHK appraised this sword as Kanenaga, the blade is wide and thick
healthy blade which is called Sodenbizen.
On the Ji, there are clear Utsuri. Hamon of Kissaki is typcal So-den.

Appraisal Quiz #348 (July 24th, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length :  58.1cm or 22.87inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the kissaki: 2.62cm or 1.03inches
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24inches.
Shape: It is wide and thick strong katana with big and stretched kissaki.
It is nice shape katana.
Hamon: Nie deki with deep NIoiguchi with deep togari gunome midare combined.
There is active sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Thisis same in Boshi area which the hamon is undulating. The tip is brush up style.


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