Appraisal Quiz : #439

Previous answer is
Kawachi Kami Kunisuke (2nd generation, Naka Kawachi)

Special feature:Kawachi (No) kami Kunisuke the Second, commonly known
Naka-Kawachi made this Katana From the brilliant hamon,
he is also called Shinto-Ichimonji.
He come into forging sword around Keian era, in the mid-seventeenth century
and passed away in 1698. It is said that he created Kobushigata-choji hamon,
fist-shaped temperline. It won applause at that time and still has great appeal
in modern times. Kunisuke’s sword has a tendency curved slightly.
The same thing can be said of Yasusada.
This wakizashi shows elegant workmanship of Konie-deki with deep nioi-
kuchi though the ara-nie is a weak point of Kunisuke the Second.

Appraisal Quiz #439 (May 20th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 63.5 cm or 25.0 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 5
Width at the hamachi : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.87 cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with
Jinie attach. On the Ji, very clear fantastic Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Choji midare, In Ha, there are many Koashi and Yo and Sunagashi work and also nice Kinsuji work.

1:Jigane(texture) is consist if small Cyoji midare and small gunome midare mixed
with jinie attach and also clear Utsuri appear.
2:Shinogi ji:Koitame and komokume hada.
The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) and remind us the shape looks Koshi zori style.


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