Appraisal Quiz : #420

Previous answer is
Izumi Kammi Kunisada

Special feature :
1 : Osaka Shinto is having beautiful texture such like this sword. Koitame-hada well Grained with Jinie attach and small Chikei work.
2 : The shape is rather smaller curve comparing with the blades forged at Keicho era and Kissaki becomes longer. Kanbun shape consist with small curve and small Kissaki.
But this sword is much deep comparing to Kanbun style and also long Kissaki.
3 : The Hamon is Suguha from the Hamachi area and then changes to Gunome Midare with thick deep Nioikuchi with Ashi scatter. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work active.
The point is to see the texture well whether the Jigane is Koitame Hada or not.
The shape must be more curved and longer Kissaki if the blade was Kanbun Shinto.
The Hamon is active deep Nioikuchi Gunome Midare up and down.
This sword is beautiful nice texture. Active Gunome Midare Hamon and also Kanei style Shito blade.

Appraisal Quiz #420 (January 7th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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1 : The blade is rather wide and small sakizori style and thin kasane.
2 : Most of all swords are Sunnobi Tanto or Hirauchi Wakizashi. Katana are very rare hard to see.
3 : Hitatsura Hamon and Boshi turns back long Yakisage style.
4 : Tang shape is small size Kurijiri style Nakakgo.


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