Appraisal Quiz : #388

Previous answer is
Tanba Kami Yoshimichi (Osaka 3rd generation)

Special feature : The Mishina School in Kyoto hatched four schools;
Kyo Tamba (No) Kami, Fushimi Tamba (No) Kami, Osaka Tamba (No)
Kami and Yamato (No) Kami. Shallow curvature of the blade is one
of a distinctive feature of Kambun-shinto.
It is said that the characteristic hamon called Sudare-ba originated
with Tamba (No) Kami Yoshimichi. Sudare means a bamboo blind in Japanese.
3rd gweneration Tanba Kami Yoshimichi has purposely make a circle along with round shape hamon.
There are no flashinesses and it’s elegant hamon and well balanced Jigane and Hamon.

Appraisal Quiz #388 (May 20th, 2016)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 76.05 cm or 29.94 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Shape : Regular size, Suriage Mumei Katana with Okissaki.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, rounded Gunome Midare.
In Ha, there are many Kinsuji. Boshi is Midarekomi Togari shape.


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