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Aoi Art 1-54-6 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 Japan



Appraisal Quiz : #356

Previous answer is
Teme Otsuka Kazunobu Kun Sekido Unju Korekazu Seitan saku kore/Ansei 5 nen Inu Uma 2 gatsu hi (February 1858)

Special feature : Sekido Korekazu was born as a nephew of Kato Chounsai Tsunatoshi,
learned from him and he succeeded the Ishido family as the seventh generation,
he passed away in 1894 aged 75. He made Sodenbizen den which is convined with Bizen and Sosty den style.
First generation Korekazu made Bizenden style with nice Utsuri but 7th generation Korekazu made swords like Sosyu style.
This sword was made meiji 2nd year but at that time, demanding Japanese swords are very few.
Meiji Government decided to prohibit to make Japanese swords.
A lot of sword makers gave up his job.

Appraisal Quiz #356 (August 12th, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length :  69.4 cm or 27.32 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.39cm or 1.33 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.42 cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Shape: Wide and rather thick, Ookissaki balde.
Jitetsu: Ko-Itame Hada well grained with fine Jinie attach.
There Chikei. greatest Jigane.
Hamon: Ko-Nie Deki, from the Hamachi is Suguha and then Gunome Midare.
The Hamon is same style on both side. In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midare Komi Yakisage style.


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