Ordering number : 19060
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Hizen Koku Ju Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 75.4 cm or 29.7 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11 cm or 0.83inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.256 inches.
Era : Edo period Keian era. 1648.
Shape : The blade is long (75.4cm) wide
and thick with rather deep sori and long Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach
which is called Konuka had, Hizen texture with utsuri.
Hamon :Konie deck like Nioi deck Cyoji midair hamon with ash and yo work.
In side of the Hamon, sunagashi and also kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Tadakuni was designated Harima Daijo
in 1634 at the age of 37. He passed away in 1691, aged 94.
Tadakuni received Harima Daijyo at 37 years of age
and changed his name to Tadakuni and became a member
of the sword smith of the Koshiro clan.
He was very good at gunome-midare hamon with deep nioi-kuchi
and his sword was ranked at Shinto-Josaku.
Brilliant hamon reminds us of a cumulonimbus cloud in summer.
Many sword collectors love his hamon that is rich in originality.
Saya :red brown color saya. small kiss on the saya.
Tsuba :Mokko style thick brass Tsuba, on the mimi, some design engraved.
On the surface of the mimi, waves and drgons
and also Roman character are engraved: signature:Hirado Jyu Kunishige.
Fuchikashira:On the brass plate, draagon
and Roman character are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Shells are engraved.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:This sword is long (75.4cm) and rather wide and thick with deep sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shapewhich is typical Hizen texture.
The Hamon is Yoshioka Ichimonji with utssuri nice elegant hamon.
Generallu His Hamon looks summer clouds but this sword is ichimonji style.
the sword is nice active hamon and Utauri appear.
The Koshirae is nice issakau koshirae hirado Kunishige nice quite different Japanese style.
We recommend this nice sword and also fantasticc Koshirae.
AOI ART estimation Paper: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token