Order number : 16572
Wakizashi in Shirasaya. (NBTHK Hozon paper) (consignment sale)
Signature : Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
(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 : Single copper Habaki
Blade length : 51.0 cm or 20.1 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.14 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period after Kanei era (1634~)
Shape : Sinogi-Dukuri style with standard balanced width, thickness, curve and Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko-Mokume-hada well grained with Jinie attach. Typical Hizen Mellifluous Konuka-hada.
Hamon : Niedeki Mokume-hada well grained with many Koashi, Sunagashi work well.
Special feature : Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni is a son of Hizen Yoshiie.
He received the post of Harimadaijo by Daimyo at Kanei 11th (1634). He become Harima-kami (chief officer position) after several years.
Tadakuni was skilled on both Suguha and Midare Hamon.
There are some minor Kizu near by Kissaki on this blade.
From angle of Kizu, I feel this is not Kitae-ware but used hard at the the battle of Boshin war or after. If you are looking for a blade with a proof of battle, we recommend this nice Hizen Wakizashi.
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-. (shipping costs not included in price)