Ordering number : 21103
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Hizen Ju Harima daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni (first generation)
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper double habaki with gold color.
Blade length : 70.2cm or 27.63 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.09cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword 690 grams.
Era : Edo period around Keian era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Katana with moderate Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Nie Deki, middle width Suguha Hamon with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape and Hakikake style.
Special feature: Hizen Ju Harima daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni was a 2nd son
of Souemon Hirosada(same as Yoshiie). Souemon Hirosada was a student of Tadayoshi the 1st.
Hizen Ju Harima daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni was called Hashimoto Rokurozaemon. His brother is Hirokuni.
It can be seen that the oldest work with the Harima Daijo is from the 13th year of Kannei,
and the time when the Harima Daijo was received is before that. He was employed
by Ogi domain of Saga Nageshima family. Later, he become a priest named Kyutetsu.
Saya : dark brown color Saya.
Tsuba : square shape iron Tsuba.
Menuki : Shakudo, flute? is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Silver, some design is engraved.
From Aoi Art: This Hizen Ju Harima daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni’s Jigane is very nice. At a glance, the blade looks Koto.
There are Nie and Chikei. It is different from a normal Hizen sword.
The Hamon is similar to Omi Daijo Tadahiro the 2nd generation. We recommend this katana for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata