Ordering number: 19457
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Koku Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Owazamono: Hizen
Shinto:Jo-jo-saku high ranking sword:Oowaza mono high cutting test ranking.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 71.06 cm or 27.97 inches.
Sori : 1.67 cm or 0.65 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.87 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.88 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Weight of the blade: 695 grams
Era : Edo period, around Kanei era.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with large Sori.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is typical Hizen Hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, wide Suguha with thick Nioikuchi.
The Habuchi is soft. The Hamon is so nice.
Special feature: Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro was a son of the first generation Tadayoshi
and studied the technique from his father. After his father passed away he succeeded
2nd generation. He said his name Tadahiro not Tadayoshi during his life.
The age of his succeeded period wa 19 years af age and helped a lot from his father’s
students like Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro, Yukihiro, Tadakuni and other students.
Also under the protection of Daimyo Nabeshima family,
Hashimoto family could obtain Holland steal
So Tadahiro school could to make Hizen blade for a long period.
Nabeshima family heavily district to export Hizen blades to other places.
This sword is beautiful thick nioikuchi suguha hamon without Kizu and flow.
The blade is Oowaza mono cutting test ranking also Jyo Jyo saku high ranking sword.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya with Shimazu family crest.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, there are Tekkotsu on the rim.
Some pattern is engraved with openwork. At a glance, the Tsuba reminds of Owari.
Menuki: Copper, a person is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron, Shimazu family crest is inlaid.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.