Appraisal Quiz : #350

Previous answer is
Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi/Kanei 1 nen Kichijitsu

Special feature : Born around 1576 in Yamato province, Kunimichi
the First learned under Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi and Horikawa Kunihiro.
It is thought that Kunimichi was designated Dewa Daijo in 1614 to 1615.
His latest work was 1657. Most of his swords show fascinating hamon with strong Nie and Nioi.
Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi was a top ranking student of the Kunihiro.
He made a lot of swords during his long life.
He was making swords from Keicyo era to Kanbun era for the first stage,
he named Kunimichi and got the tytle of Dewa Daijyo.
Seki school Kanemichi was a master of the Kunimichi, kanemichi, Masatoshi and so on.
Special feature of this school is Kissaki hamon which is called Mishina Boshi notare anf turns back hamon.
Generally Jigane of the Kunimichi is Zanguri jigane which is rough Itame hada
flow to masa and visible to see the texture like Sosyu jigane.
But sometimes we can see this kind of fine jigane like Oosaka jigane.

Appraisal Quiz #350 (August 7th, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 71.6 cm or inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19 cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or inches.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful oosaka jignae(texture)
Hamon : Hrom the hamachi suguha hamon and then vivid cyoji midair hamon
and also sakasa cyoji midair like Aoe school which very active and sunagshi ,
kinsuji sactter in Hamon. Boshi is round shape.


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