Ordering number: 20079
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Ju Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
Sayagaki: Dr. Kanzan.
Hizen Ju Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni, blade length is 69.4cm.
Shinto: Jyo saku: Wazamono: Hizen province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Tadakuni belongs to Saijo saku saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length:69.4 cm or 27.32 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era: Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape: Nice shape healthy blade.
Jitetsu: Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
It is a beautiful Konuka Hada. There are fine Chikei.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with many wide Ashi and thick Nioikuchi. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
This blade looks like Kawachi Daijo Masahiro 2nd.
Special feature: This piece was made by Harima Daijyo Fujiwara
Tadakuni who is the son of First Generation Tadayoshi’s father
Hashimoto Rokurozaemon. He first engraved as Hironori.
At Kanei 11th year(1634) he has received the post of Harima
Daijyo and changed his name to Tadakuni. At his early carrier as
Harima Daijyo, he engraved the Kanji of Ma 磨 signature as different
Ma 摩. There were many pieces remaining from Kanei Period to
Kanbun period. At later age, he has called himself Harima Nyudo
Kyutetsu. He had engraved names such as Hizen Jyu Harima Daijyo
Fujiwara Tadakuni, Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Tadakuni and Hizen Ju
Harima Nyudo Kyutetsu. He was an outstanding sword smith inside
the group Waki-Hizen of Hizen province.
This blade is typical Tadakuni. The Nioikuchi is thick. And the Gunome Midare Hamon is nice. The signature is clear. The Nakago is almost Ubu.