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Appraisal Quiz : #431

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Special Feauture :
Hidekage was a son of the Chikakage, this sword has excellent Jigane and nice Hamon.
Based on the Jigane and Hamon, this blade looks the works by first generation. Especially Jigane has marvelous texture, Hamon is wonderful and clear utsuri appears on the Ji.

Appraisal Quiz #431
Who made this sword?


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Blade length : 68cm or 26.8inches.
Sori :1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.95cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.34cm or 0.92inches.
Kasane : 0.8cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Edo period Horeki era. (1751)
Shape : The blade is regular width and thckness with rather deep sori and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie atttach beautiful Konuka hada which typical Hizen texture.
Hamon :Niedeki Notare gunome midare with small ashi and yo work. Boshi is bigger notare round shape.


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