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Appraisal Quiz #476

Previous answer is
Izumi Kami Fujiwara Kunisada

Special feature:This is a fine work of Izumi (No) Kami Kunisada the First.
He is known as the father of a famous swordsmith Inoue Shinkai.
Usually this Kunisada is called Oya-Kunisada. Oya means parent in Japanese.
Kunisada the First was born in 1590 in Hyuga province, present Miyazaki pref.
He became a pupil of Horikawa Kunihiro at Kyoto. Kunisada went to Osaka
and trained many excellent pupils. It has been an accepted opinion
that he was the founder of Osaka-Shinto. Kunisada was approved as the Izumi (No) Kami in 1623.
He passed away 1652.

Appraisal Quiz #476 (Frburary 10th, 2018)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length : 23.16 cm or 9.11 inches.
Sori : Uchi-zori(inside curve)
Mekugi : 3(filled up one hole.)
Width at the hamachi : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.34 cm or 0.13 inches.
Shape : Uchi-zori, Hiratsukuri Tanto. Mume is Mitsumune.
Jigane : Hadadachi, the Jigane called Matsukawa Hada.
Hamon : Suguha base with Ko-Notare and Gunome Midare.
The Nioikuchi is thick. In Ha, there are many Kinsuji and Sunagashi.
That is an extraordinarily beautiful works.
The Jigana has an atmosphere of sprinkled silver powder.


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