Katana: Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro

Ordering number: 22086

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro
肥前国河内守藤原正広 

Shinto: Jyosaku: Hizen
(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 by high-qualified polisher.
Habaki: Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length:69.0cm or 27.16inches.
Sori:2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:3.11cm or 1.22inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.14cm or 0.84inches.
Kasane:0.7cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:740grams
Era: The Kanbun era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with deep Sori and Bohi on the both sides. The Kissaki is slightly longer.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very fine with lots of Jinie. Beautiful Hizen Jigane or Konuka Hada.
Hamon: Niedeki, Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Hamon looks like cumulonimbus clouds. Boshi turns back round and thick.

Special feature: The son of Kawachi Daijo the 1st, the first Mei was Masanaga.
Later he changed his name as Musashi Daijo, and after his succession,
he changed as Kawachi Kami and renamed himself as Masahiro. He passed away on the 6th of August,
Genroku 13, at the age of 73. His style was quite similar to the 1st.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Shakudo Tsuba. Patterns are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira; On Shakudo Nanako plate, bulls are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Ishimeji Saya with lots of black lines.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, bulls are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: This swordsmith has the same characteristics as Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro or Kawachi Daijo Masahiro the 1st. The strong unique point is the Hamon which reminds of cumulonimbus clouds. This work has beautiful Nakago and Mei is clearly visible. Koshirae is also nicely-made, and we truly recommend this one to you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata
 
Price: 1,200,000 JPY-.

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