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Appraisal Quiz #772


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  Bizen Osafune Tsuneie
Eiskyo 8 Nen ? Gatsu Hi(1436)
備州長船経家
永享八年?月日

Special Features: Bishu Osafune Tsuneie is a swordsmith group that has five generations, that continued from the Sho-oh era to the Eisho era, the Muromachi period.

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Appraisal Quiz #772 (December 9th, 2023)
Who made this sword do you think ?

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Blade Length: 66.3 cm or 26.10 inches.
Curvature: 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Peg Holes: 3 (2 filled)
Motohaba (Width at Base): 2.57 cm or 1.01 inches.
Sakihaba (Width at Tip): 1.82 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane (Thickness): 0.5 cm or 0.19 inches.
Sword Weight: 530 grams
Period: Mid-Kamakura period, around 1288
The blade features a well-polished and unsigned configuration, with a solid mitsu-mune, deep curvature, and a slightly extended tip, showcasing a graceful and aesthetically pleasing tachi appearance. It is adorned with two bo-hi (grooves) on the front and back, with the backside depicting what appears to be a dragon motif.
Jihada (Grain Pattern): Fine ko-itame hada with mixed small mokume hada, exhibiting
good density and clear reflection.
Hamon (Temper Line): Small nie-based straight temper line with a rounded boshi (point).

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