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Appraisal Quiz #707

Previous answer is
 Signature:Yoshindo  (Mukansa Swordsmith)
Showa 60 Nen 7 Gatsu Kichijitsu

Special feature: This work is a masterpiece trace of Nagayoshi. Jigane has
Utsuri and Hamon is bright, mainly Chojimidare with lot of works.
Yoshindo was born in Showa 19, made many swords abroad and
Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts had bought his
works. He became an honorary citizen of Dallas. He published English
version of “Modern Swordsmiths Technique” and “Nihonto and
Polishing”. In Showa 47, he won a series of awards and approved as
Mukansa swordsmith in Showa 57. He was appointed as the head
committee of NBTHK New Swords Exhibition. He is really famous in
Korekazu, and Mumetsugu made swords to show national prestige.

Appraisal Quiz #707 (September 3th, 2022)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 59.2cm or 23.30inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19cm or 1.25inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33cm or 0.91inches.
Kasane : 0.74cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword 670 grams
Shape : The blade is broad, thick, and powerful with slightly deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped. The blade is thick enough to look nice.
Jigane : Koitamehada is very well-made and beautiful.
Hamon : Niedeki with slightly deep Nioikuchi becomes round Gunomemidare. Boshi turns back round.


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