Appraisal Quiz : #354

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Mumei (Hatakeda Sanemori)

Special feature : Bizen Hatakeda school lives in Hatakeda adjacent to Osafune.
The founder is Hatakeda Moriie. The Samemori and Mitusmori are famous swordsmith in this school.
Sanemori is son of Moriie. His blade was made around Kenji(1275-1277), Kouan(1278-1287) and Shou(1288-1292).
His style is Choji Midare with Kawazuko Choji. It looks like Ichimonji blade.
In Ha, there are long Kinsuji. The blade is very healthy.

Appraisal Quiz #354 (August 4th, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 63.0 cm or 24.8 inches.
Sori : 1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 2.51cm or 0.98 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.79cm or 0.70 inches
Kasane : 1.79cm or 0.70 inches.
Shape: It is wide blade with deep sori. It is elegant shape wakizashi.
Hamon: Konie deki gunome midare with mixture of Choji midare(wavy hamon).
There is deep nioiguchi with soft Hamon edge.
Ashi(hamon “legs” or the hamon lines that shows up vertically to the katana)
work is well attached. Boshi is midare komi with sharp turn back.


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