Ordering number : 14048
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hisyu Kawachi Kami Masahiro(2nd)
Shinto: Jyo saku: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojsaku
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku J ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed double habaki.
Blade length : 54.2 cm or 21.33 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane :0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 615 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era. 1661.
Shape : the blade is wide and thick with deeper sori and kong Kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with JInie attach beautiful nice texture
wicks called Nashiji had tipical Hizen blade.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with thick nioukuchi and soft feeling like
tore japanese soft paper feeling.
Special feature:Kawachi Kami Masahiro is a son of the first generation Masahiro
and his work is typical his father’s jigane and hamon.
Especially his work remind us summer clouds active hamon.
He passed away at Genroku 13th August 6 age 73 years.
Saya :blue shell saya and upper oart is black color kawarinuru saya.
Tsuba :On the round Tsuba, some leaves is engraved.
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchigashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, flower design is engraved.
Kogai:Dragon fly is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The result of this work’s Hishu Kawachi Kami Masahiro is very similar
to the work of Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro and hardly changes
It can be called a work. Occasionally there is a work reminiscent
of summer clouds i in the work of Omi DaiJyo Fujiwara Tadahiro, but probably
Kawachi kami Masahiro, it is believed that the first work,
a sub-work, was being performedwhich is called Daisaku.
This Wakizashi also produces a deep-edged work without breaking
the straight blade. It is a wonderful work that I would like to recommend.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.