Appraisal Quiz : #427

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Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kaneshige

Special feature : Niedeki deep Nioikuchi Hamon is characteristics of the blade forged by Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kaneshige. And also the small Kurijiri Nakago.
Generally the blades forged by Kazusa Kami Kaneshige is having small curve but this blade is having rather deep curve and long Kissaki then usual.

Appraisal Quiz #427 (Februaly 25th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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1. Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick Katakiri style Tanto. Very fine engraving of dragon on one side and on the other side, Bo-hi and Soe-hi are engraved. These engraving is original (Ubu) to the blade and the smith was well known for high engraving skills.
2. Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach and Chikei work.
3. Hamon : Niedeki Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi and soft Habuchi.
Sunagashi and long Kinsuji work in Hamon. Hamon of Boshi is Midarekomi with Togari Hamon and turns back deep Yakisage style.
4. Nakago : Round Kurijiri style Nakago.


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