Appraisal Quiz #670

Previous answer is
  Bonji Shio Dai Kengen Zou Kanetora.
Ha sai Yuensai Saneo
梵字 四王大権現造兼乕 刃淬遊雲斎真雄

Special feature:Yamaura Saneo is a swordsmith of goods, and his younger brother,
Kiyomaro, who was born in Komoro as the eldest son of Yamaura Haruemon
Toshimasa, is famous.
Saneo returns inscriptions such as Yuunsai, Tennnshi Toshimasa, and Masao, who
have changed their inscriptions. He was originally good at swordsmanship, so he aimed
to create a Japanese sword. He is thought to have been on good terms with his brothers
and enters the gate of Kawamura Jyukaku (Toshinori), a swordsmith in Ueda, with his
younger brother Kiyomaro. He later went up to Edo in 1837, entered Hamabe Toshizane,
and the following year he made swords in Kyoto. It is thought that these eras were the
times when sword production was quite troublesome, and it is thought that it was the era
of agony before the So-syu den was acquired away from the tight Cyoji midare of

Appraisal Quiz #670 (December 11th, 2021)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 52.1 cm or 20.512 inches.
Sori :1.0 cm or 0.393 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.18cm or 1.252inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.9 cm or 0.354 inches.
The weight of the sword 535 grams.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki healthy blade.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the Utsuri on the Jigane.
Hamon :Nioi deki Cyoji midare and kogunome midare mixed with koashi, Yo work. Bo-shi is Ichimai boshi, Hamon is soft and Yo work.


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