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Appraisal Quiz #758

Previous answer is
  Mumei (Enju)

Special feature : Enjyu school was founded by Kunimura, the grandson of Raikuniyuki,
at Kamakura period and lasted until Nanbokucho period.
They made swords at Higo Kikuchi ward.
Some of the famous smith may be KUnitoki, Kuni, Kuniyasu and Kuniyoshi.
The piece is no different to Raikunitoshi piece.
Especially the jigane, elegant suguha and faint utsuri is impressive.
The suguha hamon and Jigane are beautiful.

Appraisal Quiz #758 (September 2nd, 2023)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade Length: 70.0 centimeters (27.56 inches)
Curvature: 1.0 centimeter (0.39 inches)
Peg Holes: 2
Motohaba (Width at Base): 2.98 centimeters (1.17 inches)
Sakihaba (Width at Tip): 1.92 centimeters (0.76 inches)
Kasane (Thickness): 0.78 centimeters (0.31 inches)
Sword Weight: 855 grams
The blade has a well-balanced shape with suriageand Machiokuri deep sori. It shows a robust body structure with a slightly thick kasane and an elongated tip.
Jihada (Grain): Fine ko-itame hada with a beautiful Osaka jihada.
Hamon (Temper Pattern): A deep notare hamon mixed with a rich nioiguchi and abundant gunome midare.


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