Ordering number: 19712
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro (2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gols wrapped single habaki made by Hidemune.
Blade length: 69.4 cm or 27.32inches.
Sori : 1.9cm or 0.75inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.09 cm or 0.823 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 machiokuri
Era : Edo period kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is small machiokuri
and wide and thick with deep sori
longer kissaki nice elegant shape. 6 inches.
Jigane: Koitame had and mokume had mixed well grained
beautiful typical Hizen konuka hada.
Hamon:From the hamachi, noter hamon and then deep nioikuchi active gunome midare sunagashi and kinsuji work.
The blade looks summer cloud.
Special feature: Hizen no kuni Kawachi no kami Fujiwara Masahiro
was stream of the first generation Tadayoshi.
He was a first son of the first generation Masahiro.
First he said Musashi Kami Masanaga and then Hishu Saga Ju Fujiwara Masahiro
and Kawachi kami Fujiuji Masahiro,Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro,
He passed away Genroku 12th 73 years of age.
From Aoi Art: His subject is active Gumnome midare hamon like summer clouds large cumulonimbus floating in the sky.
This sword is high ranking work difficult to make like this Hamon.
I think it is very hard to make Hamon like this active wild feeling hamon.
We judge the Hamon which was made by Masahiro must be Jyo Jyo saku ranking not Jyo saki. I strongly recommend this high quality blade.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata.