Katana: Hizen Ju Harima no kami Fujiwara Tadakuni (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Ordering Number: 24189

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Hizen Ju Harima no kami Fujiwara Tadakuni 肥前住播磨守藤原忠国 (1st generation)

Shinshinto: Josaku: Wazamono
Habaki : Gold double foiled Habaki

Blade length: 71.81cm (28.28 in)
Sori : 0.6cm (0.23 in)
Mekugi: 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.13cm (1.23 in)
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31cm (0.9 in)
Kasane : 0.73cm (0.29 in)
Era: The earl Edo period around Kanbun era.

Shap: wide and thick straight blade, which is typical shape of swords made from Kan’ei to Kanbun era.
Jigane: dense Ko-itame hada with jinie. The jigane near the habaki is little rough, but I don’t think it’s too noticeable.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with ko-ashi, and the boshi is rounded.

Special feature:
Hizen Ju Harima Kami Fujiwara Tadakuni (the 1st-gen) ,the son of Yoshiie, was born in 1598 and received the title of Harima Daijo and Harima Kami. He was good at making both of suguha and Midare hamon. It seems that he aimed at Rai Kunitoshi to make this sword. There are some flows, but this is nice shaped sword.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi-Art estimation Paper

NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price: 650,000 JPY-.

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