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Appraisal Quiz : #428

Previous answer is
Kurihara Nobuhide Kaneshige

Special feature :
Nakagojiri is Kurrijiri round shape as a characteristic of Nobuhide.
Kesho Yasuri is less then other swordsmiths at Shishinto ages.
Hamon is very active Gunome Midare with Sunagashi and Kinsuji scatter well.
He is quite well known for doing original engravement (Ubu Horimono) on the blades.
When we estimate Hori are original or not, we take a look to Hamon effect inside or outside the engraving work very well.
Usually it is difficult to do something afterward the sword was forged because Hamon becomes extreamly hard to do any engravement afterward so the swordsmith engrave at first and then temper / quench afterward to make the blade hardening.
Nobuhide was mirror craftsman before he changes his job to swordsmith and highly skilled on such works before he became stubent of great master Kiyomaro.

Appraisal Quiz #428 (March 4th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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1 : Jigane is blackish with long Niesuji like Chikei work.
2 : The blade is wide and thick with long Kissaki dynamic style.
3 : The hamon is wide, thick Aranie works with Sunagashi and long Kinsuji scatter such like Imozuru (domino effect).


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