Order number : 17416
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro (First generation)
Sayagaki: Hizein Koni Kawachi Daujyo Fujiwara Masahiro
Jidai:Kanei syodai saku nari Jiha Kenzen Dosaku no Ryoto nari.
Explanation: The sword was made at Kanei era and the blade is healthy
and nice sword. written by Shibata sensei.
Shinto:Jyo saku ranking: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.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 54.3 cm or 21.37 inches.
Sori :1.9cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.18cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era. 1661.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick whith longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame ahda well grained with jinie attach beautiful Hizen Konuka hada.
Hamon :Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi and Ashi.
In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is round Hakikake shape with thick Nioikuchi.
Special feature: Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro was a swordsmith
of Hizen province. He was born as the First son of Yoshinobu
and became a son-in-law of the First Tadayoshi. Masahiro got the title of Kawachi Daijo in 1628. He passed away in 1665, aged 59.
Brilliant hamon reminds us of a cumulonimbus cloud in summer. Many sword collectors love his hamon that is rich in originality.
From my personal point view to make this kind of Hamon is so difficult
and having a high standard. He was ranked as Shinto Jyo saku.
But we think that he is Shinto JyoJyo saku ranking sword smith.
From Aoi Art: First generation Kawachi Daijo Masahiro made
active gunome midare hamon which had a high valuation.
even right now sword collectors are looking for this kind of hamon.
The sayagaki was done by Shibata sensei who passed away.
According to the sayagaki, the blade is healthy and good blade.
I think this sword is excellent high quality blade.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
NBTHK tokubetsu Hozon Paper