FUYUHIRO Wakazashi (fss-766)
A Koto Fuyuhiro in rare ceremonial mounts, this blade is ubu with 2 holes and signed with a 3 character mei. “They were known for many short swords. FUYUHIRO HADA is flowing O-hada with MASAME that stands out. JI-NIE. MIDARE, NOTARE-MIDARE and GUNOME-MIDARE. 3rd generation banners greater exuberance with TOBI-YAKI, MUNE-YAKI and HITATSURA in KO-NIE. This blade is most likely 3rd generation do to the larger character signing. FUYUHIRO(3) TAI-EI: KYUEMON. The most prolific FUYUHIRO. Standing HADA with JI-NIE. SUGUHA, GUNOME-MIDARE and NOTARE BA. GUNOME-MIDARE with TOBI-YAKI and MUNE-YAKI. HITATSURA. Occasionally there is wide MIDARE HA with more NIE but often the YAKIBA is a defined NIOI that is narrow. His FUYUHIRO is larger than the other characters of his signature. MEI: FUYUHIRO SAKU, KYUEMON NO JO FUYUHIRO, JAKUSHU JU FUYUHIRO.”
This blade is ubu with 2 holes, signed FUYUHIRO SAKU Shobu-zukiri and in a very nice older polish. a fresh polish would greatly enhance this blade. Fuyuhiro was working at Wakasa province from the middle of the Muromachi to late Muromachi period. Many of this school’s swordsmiths moved to Izumo, Bizen and other districts. The blade has an active and wild feeling. The blade has a standing out hada of flowing masame with itame and ji-nie. The hamon is notare based in sugu-ha with hakikake. The koshirae is an extremely rare ceremonial style of mounting. Most likely from the late edo period to meiji period. There is a reddish lacquered saya covered with a finely engraved brass covering. The entire brass shroud is engraved in clouds. As can be seen there are many small intricately carved small dragon inserts with traces of gilding that can still be seen. We believe the entire brass covering may have been gilded for ceremonial purposes. This style of mountings were know to have been gilded from time to time. The lacquered saya is covered with Mons with a gold finish. The menuki are gone but can easily be replaced on this style of “same” tsuka. The blade comes with an older shirasaya and the mounts are with tsunagi.
- Mei: Fuyuhiro Saku
- Date: koto
- Nagasa: 15-3/4 inches
- Sori: 6.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 27.3 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.2 mm
- Construction: shobu zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame/masame
- Hamon: notare/suguba
- Condition: old polish
Asking price: $2,800.00
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