Appraisal Quiz : #458

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Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi

Special feature:Born around 1576 in Yamato province, Kunimichi the First learned under Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi and Horikawa Kunihiro. It is thought that Kunimichi was designated Dewa Daijo in 1614 to 1615. His oldest dated work was in 1608 and the latest work was 1662. Most of his swords show fascinating hamon with strong Nie and Nioi.  
This well-proportioned wakizashi shows distinctive
features of his workmanship. Especially the texture
of jitetsu outstrips one of his masters Horikawa Kunihiro’s.

Appraisal Quiz #458 (September 30th, 2017)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 61.4 cm or 24.17 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.82 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.75 cm or 0.68 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei Katana. Regular width and thickness.
The Kissaki is long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with many Ashi and Yo.
There are double Hamon. Boshi is round shape, Yakizume style.

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