Katana Hizen Masahiro 1st generation

Katana signed “Hizen Kuni Kawachi no Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro” – 肥前国河内大掾藤原正広

Shodai (first generation)

Early Edo ~1628
Hizen province
School name : Tadayoshi

Stunning and exuberant gunome midare hamon on a bright and deep Nioi base dotted with ko nie, ji nie, sunagashi, kinsuji …
The Jigane is ko itame or konuka hada, peculiarity of the blades Hizen To.
Nakago ubu (full tang), signature placed in tachi mei (ura side).
These features associated with a pronounced sori (curvature) give this blade indisputable elegance and formidable efficiency. Reasons why Hizen blades were very popular and particularly popular with samurai from all over Japan.

Dimensions :
Nagasa = 69 cm
Kasane = 0,6 cm
Motohaba = 2,9 cm
Sori = 2,0 cm

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Fujishiro rank : Shinto Josaku
Yamada rank : Wazamono

The Tadayoshi School of Hizen, renowned for the quality of its blades, was founded by Tadayoshi shodai (1572-1632) around 1598 and propped up to Meiji.
Masahiro, also called Sadenjiro, son of Yoshinobu, was without a doubt one of the most representative blacksmiths of this school. He even worked with Tadahiro on behalf of the famous and powerful Nabeshima clan of Kyushu Island who had the title of Daimyo.
His initial signature was « Masanaga » and he turned it into « Masahiro » in 1625. He received the title of « Kawachi no Daijo » in 1628.
He formed his own lineage of blacksmiths that lasted up to ten generations, all named Masahiro.

12500 €

Consignment sword.

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