Appraisal Quiz : #384

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Mumei (Den Gojo Kanenaga)

Special feature : Gojo Kanenaga is a son of Sanjo Arikuni. He lived in Yamashiro Gojo province.
He is a student of Sanjo Mumechika. He succseed in Chogen era(1028-1036).
The signature’s blade is few number. Probably only 3 swords.
Almost his blades are Mumei(unsign). This blade came through about 1000years.
The Jigane is good Mukugitae without kizu and flaw.
Especially in Ha, there are various type of works. The Hamon of Boshi is still exist.
The blade has been kept carefully for a long time. This sword that is a heriloom.
This blade is very rare and the chance of a lifetime.

Appraisal Quiz #384 (April 22nd, 2016)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 66.6 cm or 26.22 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi :  2
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei Katana with large Sori
Jigane : The mixture of Ko-Itame Hada and Ko-Mokume Hada
and well grained with Jinie attach. There is Utsuri on the Ji.
The Shinogi-Ji is Itame Hada with Masame.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with thick Nioikuchi.
There are double Ha and Uchinoke.


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