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Hataraki found in the Jigane

Ji Nie

Ji Nie

Yubashiri

Sumigane

Chikei

Chikei

Tobiyaki

Mune Yaki

Shirake Utsuri

Shirake utsuri is the white mist floating in the ji along the shinoji. In this example, the shirake utsuri almost reaches the hamon near the yokote and the entire ji looks white in that area. Normally, shirake utsuri can not be seen from this viewing angle. For hands on study, one has to look down the length of a blade in proper lighting to see it clearly.

Midare Utsuri

Bo Utsuri

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