Katana:Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Ordering number: AS22014
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature: Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro
肥前國河内守藤原正広

Shinto: Jyo saku: 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.
habaki: Silver foiled single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:70.1cm or 27.59inches.
Sori:2.0cm or 0.78inches.
Mekugi:3
Width at the hamachi:3.27cm or 1.28inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.05cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane:0.66cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:725grams
Era: Around the Kanbun era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is slightly broad and thick with slightly deep Sori and slightly longer Kissaki. Well-shaped work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well.
Hamon: Nioikuchi is deep. Gunomemidare like white cumulonimbus in a blue summer sky. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work well in Ha. Boshi with deep Nioikuchi turns back round.

Special feature: Hizen Kuni Kawachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro made he best Gunomemidare in Shinto era, Hamon which looks like cumulonimbus with Sunagashi and Kinsuji. Tsuruta thinks that his works are the best in the Shinto era.

Koshirae: Handachi Koshirae
Tsuba: Copper plate, Kuyo-mon family crest is engraved. The rim is covered by Shakudo.
Fuchikashira/Kojiri: Shakudo Nanako plate.
Menuki: Shakudo plate. Shishi-dogs are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: Everyone has their favourite Hamon, and Hamon that they don’t like. Tsuruta likes this cumulonimbus Hamon the best and he is always impressed by its functionings and beauty. He always gets inspired by his nicely-made Hamon and beautiful Jigane. We truly recommend this to you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Auction starting Price:1,250,000 JPY-.

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