blade length 23.2cm
The obverse side is Hira-zukuri, and the reverse side
is Kiriha-zukuri. So it is a Kata-kiriha-zukuri.
The steel is mainly a flowing layer pattern, but around
the hamon on the obverse side is a small wood grain layer pattern.
The hamon is a Choji pattern made of konie (small particles).
The hamon line is bright, and the hardened area is full of small particles.
The utsuri starts clearly, and then it spread as large
The polishing work is very good in its shape, every surface
is very even. And the finish is calm classical style. It brings the hamon
and the steel colour naturally.
"Keiun Naohiro (seal)"
"Hinoe Inu Rokugatsu nichi" (2006 June)
The habaki is an oxidized silver.
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