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Appraisal Quiz : #399

Previous answer is
Bizen Suke Munetsugu

Special feature:
First generation Bizen no suke Munetsugu (Koyama Munetugu) was born at Mutsu Shirakawa province as a son of Koyama Munehira.
His name was Soubei.
He was working for Matudaira Daimyo family as a sword making Samurai.
He moved to Kuwana province with his master and then he moved to Edo Tenpo 2 nd year.At that time he was high reputation of cut well swords maker.
Some times we found his swords which was done Saidanmei and also possession name on the tang of the blade.
Generally speaking the quality of Munetsugu is one of the top sword smith in late Edo period and without any faults among his swords.
He passed away Meiji 5th year 70years of age.
He was well kown swordsmith at that time and left some unique episodes.
When Kiyomaro opened a sword factory near Munetsugu without saying Hello to Munetsugu. So he got anger and tried to duel Kiyomaro.
I don't know the result but his intense feeling was succeeded to make swords.
He tried to make cut well swords so he asked Yamada Asaemon how to cut well with swords.
So Koyama Munetsugu has so many Saidanmei swords during his life.

Appraisal Quiz #397 (July 23rd 2016)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 52.4 cm or 20.6 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1 
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.28 inches.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable curve and longer Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : From Hamachi, Nioideki suguha and then Choji midare hamon Mixed up Fukuro Choji, Jyuka Choji-midare Hamon with Ashi, Yo scatter in Hamon.
Boshi is round shape.


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