Dai Sho :Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro/Suishinshi Masahide

Order number : 16561

Dai Sho :

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Dai : Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Sayagaki was done by Dr Honma and human nationaal treasure polisher Honami Nissyu.
Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro Kasaku Hacyo 2syaku 2 sun 4bu Syowa 53 tsuchinoue uma May Kunzan shi.
Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro Ubu Cyushin Jidai Keian Kahin Nari. Nagasa 2syaku 2sun 5bu Syowa Kinito Hitsuji

Shinto Jyojyo saku ranking:Oo wazamono cutting test ranking:Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 68.2 cm or 26.85 inches.
Sori :1.7cm or 0.67inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi :3.02 cm or 1.19inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.21inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is regular width and thickness with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture which is called Konuka hada.
Hamon :Niedeki middle suguha with thick nioikuchi with ashi, yo work.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.

Special feature:Tadahiro the Second was born Heisakuro Hashimoto as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First.
Tadahiro was only19 years old when his father passed away in1632 but he was enough skillful to forge sword
at that time. Tadahiro designated the Omi-Daijo in 1641, aged 29 and continued not only forging sword
but also supervised many pupils until his death in 1693, aged 80. He is known as a skillful swordsmith
almost all works are above the standard hizen-to. He had been forged sword for a long period of time to leave
the largest number of swords among the swordsmiths of Hizen school.
He was good at both of Suguha-hamon and Choji-midare Hamon. Especially the beauty of jitetsu called
konuka-hada is appreciated as the best among the hizen-to.
His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness.
This sword is healthy and wide and thick.

Koshirae :
Saya :Tamago saya. (egg shell saya)
Tsuba :Round shape Syakudo plate.
Menuki : Kiku flowers and a vase are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, autumn flowers and insects are engraved with gold color.

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Sho : Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature :Suishinshi Masahide(Kao)
Bunka 3 nen 8 Gatsuhi(August 1806)

Shinshinto:Saijyo saku ranking:Musashi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 47.0 cm or 18.5 inches.
Sori :0.9cm or 0.354 inches.
Mekugi : 1 
Width at the hamachi :3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.51 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0,71cm or 0.28inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is regular thickness
and width with suitable sori and longer kissaki
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from the Hamachi area
and then douranba hamon with thick nioikuchi.
In Ha, sunagashi and kinsuji scatter and round boshi with thick nioikuchi.

Special feature:Suishinshi Masahide the First forged this wakizashi. It is an accepted theory
that he was the founder of Shinshin-to. Masahide was born in Dewa province, present Yamagata pref.
in 1750. It is said that he learned in his youth under Kunikane the Forth at Sendai or a smith forging farming tools.
Masahide went to Edo and learned under Miyakawa Yoshihide, a swordsmith of Shitahara school
on the introduction of a certain samurai at the age of 22. Masahide started serving the Akimoto family in 1774
and studied the method of forging sword from an independent standpoint. A daimyo; a feudal lord gave Masahide
foreign steel called Namban-tetsu to study. On early works he was fond of brilliant Toran-ba modeled on Sukehiro
that had a tendency to break so he tried to the revival of Koto blade forged in the Kamakura period aimed at the sharpness.
He went to Edo in 1781and learned Bizen-den under Ishido Korekazu, Soshu-den under Tsunahiro.
Masahide was also an educational swordsmith to discipline an array of excellent pupils;
Taikei Naotane, Hosokawa Masayoshi, Chounsai Tsunatoshi and others.
Masahide passed away in 1825, aged 76.

Koshirae :
Saya :Tamago saya. (egg shell saya)
Tsuba :Round shape Syakudo plate.
Menuki : Kiku flowers and a vase are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate, autumn flowers and insects are engraved with gold color.

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From Aoi Art: This is a daisyo set.
Dai is Oumidaijyo hujiwara Tadahiro and wakizashi is first generation Suishinshi Masahide both highest ranking swords.
Oumi daijyou hujiwara tadahiro is written by Dr Kunzan as high ranking sword and also Human national
treasure polisher Honami Nissyu sensei also attributed as good sword.
I think the Jigane is quite nice and also fantastic middle hamon with thick nioikuchi and soft feeling habuchi.
Another wakizashi Suishinshi masahide is one of the masterpiece doranba hamon. Suishinshi masahide started as Doranba hamon and welcomed to
Samurai but gradually he tried to make Koto style shabby hamon.
Of course the reason existed because Doranba is a tendency to easy to break while battling. So He tried to make small gunome midare and small cyoji midare hamon. but sword collectors in modern times want to buy
his early stage Doranba hamon. If this wakizashi is sword length, the blade will become Jyuyo token.
I thnk this wakizashi is one of the top ranking Masahide.
Daisyo Koshirae saya were made by eggshell and painted by Urushi.

Katana: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Wakizashi: NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

price : 3,000,000 JPY-. (including shipping fee to overseas)
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