Appraisal Quiz #482

Previous answer is
Hizen Kuni Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro (the first generation)

Special feature : Masahiro is a swordsmith of Hizen province. He has born as the First son
of Yoshinobu and adopted to the First Tadayoshi. Masahiro got the title of Kawachi Daijo in 1628.
It is said that Masahiro supported exertly Omi Daijo Tadahiro and the family head.
Masahiro passed away in 1665, aged 59.
His brilliant Hamon reminds us of a cumulonimbus cloud in summer.
Many sword collectors love his Hamon that is rich in originality.
Even if the Hamon is Suguha, the thick Nie attractive to us.
This sword is fantastic Ashinaga Choji Midare Hamon with thick Nioikuchi and Sunagashi, Kinsuji scatter.
The blade is healthy without Kizu or flaw.

Appraisal Quiz #482 (March 24th, 2018)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length :  63.7cm or 25inches.
Sori :1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 3.09cm or 1.217 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.98 cm or 0.78inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.28 inches.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick woth small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :From the hamachi area, gunome midare and then suguha
with gunome midare mixed with sunagashi, kinsuju double hamon.
Boshi is round shape with deep nioikuchi and turns back.


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