Ordering number : 17446
Katana in Shirasaya (38th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Hizen koku Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro (1st generation)
The blade was polished by highest ranking polisher.
Blade length : 71.6 cm or 28.18 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.21 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with nice sori and also longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture which is called Konuka had.
Hamon : koniedeki middle suguha with thick nioikuchi and nice soft feeling Habuchi
and soft Ashi. Boshi is also soft feeling round shape.
Special feature : Hizen koku Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro was
a son of the Yoshinobu who was called Masanaga and at kanei 2nd November
he changed his name to Masahiro. He passes away at Kanbun 5th Feb, 5th age 59.
He made many swords for 2nd generation Tadahiro.
He made unusual Cumulonimbus cloud style hamon and well repotted from that period.
Even in modern times, many sword collectors collect his swords.
This blade is thick nioikuchi suguha hamon and looks first generational
of the Musashi daijyo Tadahiro. We undestand the high technique of his blade.
The sword is very healthy without Kizu and flow.
And also the blade was polished by highest ranking polisher.
38th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.