Ordering number: 22213
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Kawachi Daijyo Fujiwara Masahiro.
肥前国河内大掾藤原正広 first generation.
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin Kanteisyo :Tokubetsu Hozon sword museum.
(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.
Blade length : 52.73cm or 20.7 inches.
Sori : 1.06cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.94cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane :0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 475 grams
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : Wide and thick sword with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, beautiful Konuka Hada
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome-Midare from Hamachi to Kissaki. Sunagashi and Kinsuji wokred. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Masahiro is the son of Yoshinobu and his first name is Masanaga. Masahiro is the best sword smith in Hizen school. He has many students. Tadahiro 2nd is one of those.
Masahiro helped Tadahiro 2nd to make sword right after the Tadahiro 1st past away.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate, dragon fly is engraved.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
From Aoi Art: The Hamon of this sword, Niedeki Gunome-Midare worked strongly and it looks like summer cloud. Long Ashi, Kinsuji and Sunagashi worked. We recommend you this sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta