Appraisal Quiz #771

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Special Features: Features: Hirotsugu is a renowned swordsmith from the Aoe school, dating back to around 1184 during the late Heian and early Kamakura periods. The Aoe school is known for its unique signature style, which has been passed down since the Heian period.

Appraisal Quiz #771 (December 2nd, 2023)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade Length: 71.1 cm or inches.
Curvature: 1.6 cm or inches.
Mekugi-ana (holes for pegs): 3
Motohaba (width at the base): 2.73 cm or inches.
Sakihaba (width at the tip): 1.62 cm or inches.
Thickness: 0.60 cm or inches.
Total Sword Weight: 545 grams
Shape: The proportions of the sword, its thickness, and curvature are all well-balanced, resulting in a graceful appearance.
Jihada (Grain Pattern on the Blade): It features a mixture of small hada and mokume hada patterns with active jihada.
Hamon (Temper Pattern): The hamon exhibits a direct appearance with small ashi and a soft nioiguchi, with a round boshi (temper at the tip).


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