blade length 21.6cm, thickness at the base 8mm, width 2.2cm
This blade is produced to try an old tsurugi like appearance. It is forged
with rough quality steel to expect old looking. The mild steel and the
too hard steel are mixed (=> A way of forging tamahagane).
The steel is full of particles (nashiji-hada), while the wood grain layer
pattern is visible. The layer around the tip runs irregularly.
The hamon is made of full of large particles (nie), making a natural pattern
like ko-choji and komidare. Mizukage appears clearly. And some activities
of steel particles appear like utsuri, but difficult to take in pictures.
Left bevel of signatured side
Right bevel of signatured side
Left bevel of reverse side
Right bevel of reverse side
The polishing work is done by the smith himself. So it has no tricks, while
having some scratches. The steel and hamon is interesting with uncontrolled
patterns. It looks like an old blade.
If you like to appreciate perfectly designed blade like Shinto, this must
be a poor blade. If you like to see activities of steel particles and hamon
particles, this may be interesting.
Sketch of hamon
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