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Katana: Hizen Koku Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number:24087

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Inscription: Hizen Koku Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Shinto: Owazamono: Jyo jyo saku: Hizen

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku. This sword is ranked as Jyo Saku for Hizen Koku Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro.

Habaki: gold foileddouble habaki
Blade length: 69.6 cm (27.4in)
Curvature: 1.6 cm (0.6in)
Mekugi hole: 1
Width at base (Motohaba): 2.96 cm (1.1in)
Width at tip (Sakihaba): 1.85 cm (0.7in)
Thickness (Kasane): 0.61 cm (0.2in)
Sword weight: 690g

Era: the early Edo period around the Kanbun era (1661-1673)
Shape: wide and thick blade with deep sori and long kissaki.
Jigane: fine Koitame hada
Hamon: Niedeki suguha

Features: Shinto: O-wazamono: Jyojyo saku: Hizen
Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro, the son of Tadayoshi the 1st generation succeed to the govenor of the family after his father's death in 1632. He received the title of Omi Daijo in 1641 and produced swords for about 60 years until his death in 1693 at the age of 81. His swords are considered to have good cutting ability and are designated as Owazamono(the sharpest swords). Hizen swords is know for its beauty of jigane, it is said that they acquired unique Hizen Jigane by monopolizing Dutch iron under the patronage of the Nabeshima Clan. Tadahiro is said to be one of the best Hizen swordsmiths along with his father, Tadayoshi of Hize swordsmiths.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi-Art estimation paper
whole oshigata

Price: 1,100,000 JPY-.

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