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Wakizashi: Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 24232

Wakizashi: In Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This sword is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for works by Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro.

Habaki: chrysanthemum-shaped Habaki with gold color.
Blade Length: 50.5 cm (19.9in)
Curvature: 1.4 cm (0.6in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 3.1cm (1.2in)
Width at Yokote: 2.1cm (0.8in)
Thickness: 0.7cm (0.3in)
Sword Weight: 575g (1.3lbs)
Era: The early Edo period around Kanbun era(the late 17th century)

Shape: The wide and thick blade with deep curvature.
Jigane: Ko-itmae hada well grained.
Hamon: Niedeki suguha with deep nioikuchi and Ko-ashi.

Features: Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro, the son of Tadayoshi the 1st generation succeed to the govenor of the family after his father's death in 1632. He received the title of Omi Daijo in 1641 and produced swords for about 60 years until his death in 1693 at the age of 81. His swords are considered to have good cutting ability and are designated as Owazamono(the sharpest swords). Hizen swords is know for its beauty of jigane, it is said that they acquired unique Hizen Jigane by monopolizing Dutch iron under the patronage of the Nabeshima Clan. Tadahiro is said to be one of the best Hizen swordsmiths along with his father, Tadayoshi of Hize swordsmiths.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price: 450,000 JPY-.

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