Katana: Hizen koku Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro (1st)
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Hizen koku Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro (1st generation)
Shinto: Josaku: Wazamono: Hizen
The blade was polished
Habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.8 cm or 28.26 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanei era.
Shape : regular size, nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached.
This is beautiful Konuka Hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare, Hitatsura style. deep Nioikuchi.
There are Tobiyaki, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is also deep Nioikuchi and Gunome Midare.
Special feature : Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro is son of Yoshinobu.
First generation Masahiro was working for Nabeshima family and Grandchild of firast generation Tadayoshi.
He made unusual Cumulonimbus cloud style hamon and well repotted from that period.
Even in modern times, many sword collectors collect his swords.
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 Special province of all of swords makers.
This blade looks like Hasebe. The Hitatsura Hamon is very nice.
This blade is very healthy and impressive piece.
Tsuba :Round shape copper Tsuba, carpenter? is engraved.
There is Shakudo color on the rim. signature: Mitsuyuki.
Fuchikashira : Copper Nanako, horse is engraved with gold, Shakudo and copper color.
Saya : Red color.
Menuki : Copper, horse is engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.