Ordering number : 16759
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(61st NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Kawachi Daijo Masahiro (first generation)
Sayagaki Mr Tanobe sansei:
Hizen Kuni Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro first generation was said that the era achived Kawachi
Daijyo Masahiro was Kanei 5th year but this data was wrong. real Receipt signature was Kanei 18th.
The blade has long 11 characters signature and made after the Jyuryo mei(receipt signature)
precious data and also the blade is quite nice marvelous sword.
The length is 2syaku 3sun 8bu Tanzan sensei.
Shinto:Jyo saku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking: Hizen.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 72.2cm or 28.42 inches.
Sori :0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.58cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitaable sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
beautiful Konuka hada which is typical Hizen texture.
Hamon :Niedeki gunomemidare with thick nioikuchi and soft Habuchi
The Hamon looks summer clouds like Thundercloud.
In Hamon, long Kinsuji work and sunagashi.
Specila 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 gunome midare 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.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, landscape is engraved with gold, silver and copper color.
Saya: Reddish brown Ishime Ji Saya.
Fuchi: Shakudo Nanako, child is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Black horn.
Menuki: Shakudo, Samurai is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: First generation Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro made active
oogunome midare hamon like Thundercloud. He helped to make
for firat and second generation Tadayoshi and Tadahiro as Daisaku (made sword for them)
The sword is now Jyosaku ranking on the Fujishiro book
but I think Masahiro looks Jyo-Jyo saku or the top ranking shinto blade.
We can remind on the blue sky, active summer Thundercloud
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61st NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.