Dai Sho :Jiro Taro Kaokatsu/Hizen Koku Tadayoshi

Ordering number: AS21435
Dai Sho :

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

Signature : Jiro Taro Kaokatsu
Tenpo 12 Nen Chushu
次郎太郎直勝

Shinshinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Musashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo sakuranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length : 71.67 cm or 28.21 inches.
Sori : 1.515 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.94 cm or 1.157 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
weight of the blade: 725grams
Era : Edo period around Tenpo era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness with longer Kissaki.
This is nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei and Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Choji Midare and Ko Gunome Midare with many Ashi. The Hamon is bright. Boshi is Midarekomi style.

Special feature: Jiro Naokatsu, a student of Naotane, served the Akimoto family in Joshu Tatebayashi. And he went to Edo to become a disciple of Naotane Daikei. He was the son-in-law of Naotane and later adopted by him.
The work is a Bizen Den similar to that of his master Naotane, and some of his works show the same Utsuri as this one.
As for the Bizen Den, there are many works that surpass Naotane’s. It is regrettable that In the last years of his life, Naotane had Naokatsu do a lot of substitute works.
Naokatsu passed away in 22th July Ansei 5th at age of 54.
Naotame passed away in Ansei 4th.
In his lifetime, he is thought to have been working on behalf of Naotane, and is said to have produced few works of his own.
This work was produced in 1841, when Naokatsu was 37 years old and at the peak of his powers.
It can be said that he was at his peak.
We would like to recommend it to everyone.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Shakudo nanako, many family crests are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo with some pattern with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Harness is engraved with gold color.

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

Signature : Hizen Koku Tadayoshi (6th generation)
肥前国忠吉(六代)  

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 47.5 cm or 18.70 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.69 cm or 1.02 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.12 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo period around Kansei 10th.
Shape : regular width and thickness Wakizashi with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jitetsu : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful Hizen’s Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with deep Nioikuchi. Chu-Suguha.
From the middle to the Kissaki, it also has a deep Nioikuchi, similar to that of Omi Daijo Tadahiro. Boshi is rounded and turned up.

Special feature : Hizen Koku Tadayoshi(6th). In the Kansei era, the demand for swords was extremely low, and sword masters were in dire straits. Fewer swords were made.
This work shows traces of the hard work that went into its production. The beauty of the Jigane and the deep Nioikuchi give a sense of pride that has taken over the mainstream of Hizen.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: Shakudo nanako, many family crests are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo with some pattern with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: persons who plays the harp is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako, some design is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: There is a signature “Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Tado”.
Kogai: Shakudo Nanako, some design is engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: This Daisho is Jiro Taro Naokatsu and Hizen Koku Tadayoshi. The Koshirae is also very nice.
We believe that it probably belonged to a very high ranking member of a feudal lord’s family.  We highly recommend this work.
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NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 2,500,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

Dai(Katana)

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Sho(Wakizashi)


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