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Appraisal Quiz #503

Previous answer is
Shoji Chikizen Daijo Naotane(Kao)

Special feature :Naotane, born Shoji Minobei in 1778 or 1779 at Yamagata in Dewa province, considering
from his title Taikei used at a later date, his birthday is possibly 15th July,
went to Edo and become a pupil of Suishinshi Masahide. The Akimoto family in Yamagata province
retained Naotane around 1812. Naotane got the title Chikuzen-Daijo in 1821and stepped up to
the Mino (No) Kami in 1848. As building up a solid reputation, he got many invitations to
forge sword in various places. He added the name of place to inscribe the signature.
Naotane passed away in 1857, aged 79.

Appraisal Quiz #503 (September 8th, 2018)
Who made this sword do you think ?


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Blade length :74.7cm or 29.40 inches.
Sori :1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi :3
Width at the hamachi :3.07 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.78cm or 0.30 inches.
Shape : The blade is suruage mumei with bo-hi on both sides of the blade.
The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada and masame hada mixed Hadatachi jigane with weak sirake utsuri appear.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha urumi gokoro with ashi.
Boshi is round shape urumi gokoro.


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