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Appraisal Quiz #586

Previous answer is
  Dewa Kami Minamoto Mitsuhira
Kanbun 7 Nen 9 Gatsu 21 Nichi
(Kinzogan Mei) Yamano Kanjuro Hisahide (Kao)
2 Tsu Do Setsuraku 

Special feature: Dewa Kami Hokyo Minamoto Mitshuhira was working at Koshu Gamo province which belonged to Ishido school.
He was a younger brother of Tsunemitsu who also making choji midare hamon
and called Heki. He got the title of the Dewa Kami and later on he changed
his title Dewa Nyudo or Dewa Nyudo Taishin Hokyo Minamoto Mitsuhira.
He was the best Ichimonji style choji midare hamon in all Shinto
and shinshinto sword makers.
This sword looks Yoshioka Ichimonji and quite well done.
The blade is Jyo saku ranking and ryo wazamono (cut well sword test ranking)
and got NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.

Appraisal Quiz #586 ( April 25th, 2020)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length :75.2 cm or 29.6 inches.
Sori : 1.82 cm or 0.72 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.35 cm or 1.32 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.5 cm or 0.98 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 880 grams.
Shape : The sword is long, wide and thick with deep sori
and long O-kissaki styel nice looking shape.
Jigane :item hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work, wonderful nice texture.
Hamon : Nie deki gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and kogunome midare mixed. in Hamon, there are much sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is midarekomi gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and kinsuji work.

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