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-Hungry new-bloods from YAMATO
chases the MINO dream
the staid and
quiet of NARA,
the young and
their way to
little Mutake grow
MINO: General Technical
SUGATA SENGOKU SUGATA - Medium TORII, medium KISSAKI with a feeling of stoutness.
Blades were made structurally strong. Low MUNE.
HADA MOKUME, ITAME-MOKU mix. Often a dark carbon-steel with "luster." Many were
peened on the HA, leaving MASA in the SHINOGI-JI or toward the MUNE. MINO
known for MASA on the MUNE.
HAMON SUGUHA, SUGU KO-MIDARE, GUNOME, GUNOME-MIDARE, O-MIDARE GUNOME, and of
course MINOs' SANBONSUGI.
BOSHI When one sees JIZO, one thinks MINO. Also MIDARE with no turnback, O-MARU,
NAKAGO The NAKAGO tapers slowly to KURIJIRI. Typical SUE-KOTO signatures of
province, town, and name. MINO often show file-mark styles that lean to the
ornamental. HIGAKI, TAKANOHA, and others.