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Appraisal Quiz : #448

Previous answer is
Ushu Shonai Fujiwara Kiyohito/
(Bunkyu 2 nen 2 gatsu Oite Efu Tsukuru Kore (February 1862)

Special feature: Kiyondo was a student of the great Koyomaro.
He was born at Bunsei 10th(1827) year. After that he moved to Edo and
became a student of the Koyomarro but unfortunately he was killed by himself.
self-slaughtered(harakiri). He was asked making swords from many customers.
After that Kiyondo accepted whole jobs and made swords for his master.
He sincerely tried to understand the problem of debt of his master
even though just only for 2 years student.
He traveled to his hometown Shonai some time and influenced
a lot from Kunikane Masame hada.
He made some Masame style hada which is very nice elegant swords.

Appraisal Quiz #448 (July 22nd, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi :  3
Width at the hamachi : 3.04cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Shape : The blade is oosuruage mumei with bo-hi are engraved on both
sides of the blade. the blade is rather wide and thick
with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach
and also chikei work nice well grained texture.
Hamon :Small notare with gunome midare and togari gunome with thick
nioikuchi and in Hamon, sunagashi kinsuji work.


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