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Appraisal Quiz #780

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  Mumei (Fujiwara Takada)

Features: Fujiwara Takada refers to the collective works from the Shinto period known as Takada works. This piece has been identified as a work by Fujiwara Takada in an examination by the Sword Museum. It is considered a blade of good shape with enjoyable temper patterns of Gunome Midare.

Appraisal Quiz #780 (February 3rd, 2024)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade Length: 72.6 cm (28.58 in)
Curvature: 2.2 cm (0.87 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.03 cm (1.19 in)
Width at the Tip: 2.06 cm (0.81 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.57 cm (0.22 in)
Sword Weight: 625 grams
Shape: This work is a rare example of Ubu-nakago with one Mekugi hole, allowing for clear observation of the shape from that period. The condition of the nakago is well preserved, providing insight into the typical shape of the time. It is fortunate that the Ji-ji is completely intact, offering a clear understanding of this period craftsmanship.
Jigane: Well-forged Ko-Itame Hada with clear Ji-nie, showing a beautiful skin pattern. The Ji exhibits a clear reflection.
Hamon: Bright and clear straight temper line with a flow. The Boshi is long and roundly curved with a small circle at the return.


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