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Appraisal Quiz : #368

Previous answer is
Awataguchi Omi Kai Tadatsuna

Special feature : 2nd generation Tadatsuna succeeded
from his father first generation.
First generation is quite well known sword maker for making Horimono(engrave)
on the sword. Gnenraly his hamon is Ashinaga Choji midare (long legs hamon)
with a lot of sunagashi in Ha. But sometimes he made elegant active
Doranba (large gunome midare) sword. 

Appraisal Quiz #368 (December 25th, 2015)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 71.0 cm or 27.95 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.13 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.10 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with nice Sori. Boshi is rather long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is clear,
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with Notare mix. In Ha, there are many Ashi.
Boshi is slim and round shape.


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