Appraisal Quiz #627

















Previous answer is
   Katana:Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide and Wakizashi: Masao (Yamaura Masao)

Katana:Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide
Special feature: Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide was a famous sword smith of student of Kiyomaro.
He was from Echigo and known as Kurihara Kenji. Around the first year of Keio
After receiving “Chikuzen Kami”, he called himself Nobutaka at that time. He also made sword in Osaka.
He produces many carvings of dragons, Futomyoo, and Ume tree branch the blade.
After the abolition of the sword after the 4th year of the Meiji era,
he returned to Echigo and did not make swords after that. It is believed that the business was closed.
“Yanagisita Jusuke Suketoshi” we think that it was an order request for a shogunate named Yanagisita Jusuke.

Wakizashi: Masao (Yamaura Masao)
Special feature:Yamaura Masao is a older brother of Kiyomaro and changed his name many times.
Yuusnsai Toshinaga, Shinano Kuni Toshimasa, Masao, Toshinaga,
Tennensi toshimasa, shinano Kuni Komoro jyu Yamaura Toshimasa, Minamoto Masao Zo No,
Minamoto Masao, Taneo, Shinshu Jyu Masao,Yamaura Taneo, Matsushiro Jyu Taneo, Minamoto Uson Toshinaga,
Yamaura Noboru Masao Zo, You-syaken Masao, Yuunsai Taneo
various name. Masao was a son of Yamaura Mobukaze and named Komatsugu and Zendayu. He and his younger
brother Kiyomaro studied at Kawamura Jyukaku(Toshinori) First their swords were almost of same Hamon
of Jyukaku like cyoji midare with nioideki style. but after that, they
made So-syuden style very active temper line.

Appraisal Quiz #627 (13th Feburary 2020)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 76.4cm or 30.08 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0,86 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword : 845 grams.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and longer Kissaki very healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work fantastic Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with thick Nioikuchi, Ashi and Yo.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is deep and round shape with Kinsuji and thick Nioikuchi.


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