Ordering number: 21228
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Koku Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-Jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length: 52.6cm or 20.7 inches.
Sori : 1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.93cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.04cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 490 grams.
Era : Edo period Kan-Ei era.
Shape: Regular width and thickness. Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained,
Jinie attached Konuka-Hada Hizen Jigane
Hamon :Niedeki Gunome-Midare, deep Nioikuchi go up and down. Sunagashi and thin Kinsuji worked.
Boshi: Ichimai, Hakikake style. Kinsuji worked.
Special feature:First-generation Masahiro was working for Nabeshima family
and Grandchild of first-generation Tadayoshi.
He made unusual Cumulonimbus cloud style hamon and
well repotted from that period.
Even in modern times, many sword collectors collect his
He changed his name to Masahiro on Kanei 2nd November
and got the title Kawachi Daijyo on May as same year.
He passed away Kanbun 5th, Feb, 5th.
His Hamon is a Special province of all of swords makers.
2nd generation Tadahiro sometimes made like this hamon
but this kind of Hamon was made by Masahiro as Daisaku.
From Aoi Art: First-generation Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro made active
O-gunome Midare hamon like Thundercloud. He helped to make
for first and second-generation Tadayoshi and Tadahiro as Daisaku (made
sword for them)The sword is now Jyosaku ranking on the Fujishiro book but I
think Masahiro looks Jyo-Jyo saku or the top-ranking shinto blade.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.