Ordering number: 20337
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature : Hizen Ju Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni (first eneration)
Shinto Jyo saku, Wazamono: Hizen. by Fujishiro book.
(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.
Habaki : silver foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 67.2cm or 26.5 inches.
Sori :1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.03cm or 1.193 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.09cm or 0.823inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 700 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanei er.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with suitable Sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Hizen blade
and called Konuka hada.
Hamon:Nie deki kogunome midare and then big Choji Midare Hamon continued to Yokote. In Hamon, many ashi work and also Yo.
small Sunagashi, Kinsuji scatter.
Special feature: Tadakuni the First made this sword. He was born in 1598 as a son of Yoshiie. Yoshiie was also a swordsmith of Hizen province. Tadakuni was a pupil of Tadayoshi the First who consolidated the foundations of Hizen-to. Tadakuni was designated Harima Daijo in 1634 at the age of 37. He passed away in 1691, aged 94. He was very good at Gunome-midare Hamon with deep Nioi-kuchi and his sword was ranked at Shinto-Josaku.
Saya: Saya black color saya with Aogai Chirashi.
Tsuba: On the round iron shape, the chrysanthemum is engraved with openwork.
Menuki: a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the shakudo Nanako plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.