Ordering number: 19652
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Hizen Koku Saga Ju Masahiro(first generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length: 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.20 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 755 grams.
Era: Edo period around Kanei era.
Shape: Rather wide abd thick blade with large Sori.
The shape is nice.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful Konuka Hada, Hizen Jigane.
Hamon: Nie Deki, large Gunome Midare and Notare with thick Nioikuchi.
In the Ha, there are Ashi, Yo, and Sunagashi.
Boshi is Midarekomi round shape.
Special feature: Kawachi Kami Masahiro was a son of Kawachi Daijo Masahiro the first generation. He was born in 1627.
He was called as Sadenji. His first signature is Masanaga.
He passed away in 1699 at the age of 73.
His style is Suguha and Midare Hamon. These Hamon has thick Nioikuchi.
Especially, he was good at Gunome Midare Haomon.
From Aoi Art: This blade has a calm feeling Gunome Midare Hamon.
And there are many works in the Hamon. The Ha is bright.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.