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An ubu katana signed nijimei, Masahiro. Shinogizukure, toriizori, mitsumune, smallish chu kissaki. Hawatare: 2 shaku 2 sun 1 bu (66.97 cm / 26.37"). Motohaba: 3.064 cm. Sakihaba: 1.756 cm. Kasane: 6.95 mm. Narrow chu suuguba in konie deki, strong bright habuchi. Florid jigane of mokume, itame and ayasugi, Jinie and chikei. There is a horimono: Hachiman Dai Bo Satsu. Mounted in shirasaya with a shakudo foil habaki. NTHK/NPO kanteisho attributing this o the eighth generation, working around Tensho (1573-1592).
There are two theories about the origin of this group of smiths. One holds that the first generation Masahiro studied under Masamune, then later with Hiromitsu. The other is that he only studied with Hiromitsu. It seems that after Hiromitsu's death, that he signed, Hiromitsu in a very similar style. There were eight generations working throughout Muromachi and Momoyama.
It is unfortunate that sword was not better cared for, as there are a number of stains. This 400 hundred year old sword sword has a great deal to see and appreciate. It deserves some TLC. $2,500
Horimono: Hachiman Daibo Satsu
The worst of the stains Tate Ware in The Hamon