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Wakizashi: Hishu Kachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro


Wakizashi in Koshirae. (consignment sale) (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Hishu Kachi Kami Fujiwara Masahiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.

The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length : 53.4 cm or 21.0 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.19 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.28 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era
Shape : Wide and thick blade with longer Kissaki nice looking healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach. This texture is also called Konuka-hada which is typical characteristics of Hize swords.
Hamon : Koniedeki Suguha Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round thick nioikuchi hamon.

Special feature : Hishu Kawachi Kami Masahiro is a son of the first generation Masahiro and named Masan aga at first and then he got the title of Musashi Daijo and then after, Musashi Kami.
At Kanbun 5th, he changed his signature to Masahiro.
He passed away at Genroku 13th August 6 age 73 years.
His subject is as same as first generation Masahiro or 2nd generation Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro.

Historical back ground : Victory of Battle of Sekigahara preceded the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate and at Kanbun era and became peace for while. But Samurais specially at southwest, the sides defeated at Battle of Sekigahara never forgot ‘forewarned is forearmed’ for over 2 centuries till next Boshi war open fire.

Koshirae :
Saya :
Tsuba : Double dragons are carved on Shakudo plate with gold color. Rim has been done Nanako with gold color.
Menuki : Carp carved on silver plate with gold color.
Fuchi Kashira : Carp carved on Shakudo plate with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

(*In order to make a payment to consignor from us immediately after the item has been sold, we cannot accept cancellation on items indicated as ‘consignment sale’ for any reason. Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation.)

Price : JPY ¥450,000-.