Ordering number : 19488
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(consignment sale)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro(2nd generation)
Shinto:Jyu saku: Hizen.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed Jsingle habaki.
Blade length : 72.0 cm or 28.35 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.79 inches.
Width at the hamachi :2.8 cm or 1.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22cm or 0.874 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 795 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape: The blade is rather longer and wide and thick with nice sori
and long Kissaki which is nice looking shape.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon: Nie deki kogunome midare with small ash and yo,
sunagashi, small kinsuji work.
Special feature:Kawachi (No) Kami Masahiro was born as a son of Kawachi
Daijo Masahiro the First in 1627 and passed away in 1699. Kawachi (No)
Kami Masahiro was very good at gunome-midare.
He also tempered suguha-hamon and other kinds midare-ba.
It was in common with deep nioi-kuchi.
On this work, small itame-hada bears thick jinie.
Choji-midare and gunome-midare are in perfect harmony.
Abound Kinsuji and sunagashi remind us of towering thundercloud.
Saya : black roiro saya.
Tsuba: On the oval shape iron tsuba, flowers are painted by gold color.
Menuki: On the silver? Nashiji plate,
some birds are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Horse riding goods are engraved with gold color. Abumi and Muchi.
From Aoi Art: The beauty of Hizen sword lies in the goodness of the metal.
The Nabeshima clan imported Aranda iron
It is thought that it was probably made by mixing the metal and Japanese iron well.
The fine metal was used as surface Jigane.
Bungo swords in the neighboring country of Kyushu were made with fine metal in the early days of the sword,
but used only Japanese iron. I think it was made ofHolland steel.
This is like a patent of the Nabeshima clan, and this metal is probably only Hizen swordsman.
Furthermore, Masahiro, the first and second generation, baked a unique blade.
Reminiscent of gigantic columns of clouds
In my opinion, it is exciting to see each other’s disorder.
Yukihiro is one of the bust sword skill in Shinto sword smiths.
I think it is a work that I want to appreciate.
When I used a train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka,
there was a big mountain on the left side of the window.
Cumulonimbus was floating in the deep blue sky.
The scene is still impressed. This sword is a little calm
However, the beauty of theJigane is wonderful,
and the ash is soft and can see sunaagshi and small kinsuji in Ha.
It is a wonderful work in which the hataraki is beautiful,
the grain is solid,In nakago signature is very clear and also fails. and one hole
and also Ububa.(on ther edge, hamachi part are not polished yet
from the original sword) We recommend this sword for you.
I think in the future, Kawachi kami Masahiro will be upgraded higher position.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
Aoi Art estimation paper: Token whole Oshigata.