Katana : Hizen Koku Junin Tadayoshi Saku (first generation)

Ordering number: 18489

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Hizen Koku Junin Tadayoshi Saku (first generation)

Sayagaki: Hizen Koku Junin Tadayoshi Saku
Blade length 2Shaku 3Sun 5Bu
Showa Tsuchinoe-Saru Autumn(1968)
Written by Dr.Kanzan.

Shinto: Saijo Saku: Saijo Owazamono: Hizen.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 71.21 cm or 28.035 inches.
Sori :1.515 cm or 0.596 inches.
Mekugi :  3
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword: 820 grams.
Era : Early Edo period Keicho era.
Shape : The blade is about 5cm suriage
and Machiokuri rather wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kisski.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
beautiful nice Konuka hada(Hizen Jigane)
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with thick nioikuchi and small ashi work.
Bo-shi is round shape.

Special feature: First-generation Tadayoshi engraved the signature as
Hizen Kuni Tadayoshi,Hizen Kuni Jyunin Tadayoshi Saku,
Musashi Daijyo Tadahiro and Hizen Kuni Fujiwara Tadahiro.
This sword was made Jyunin Tadayoshi era.
During Jyunin Tadayoshi era, he made sword like Koto Utsushi.
This Katana is fine Keicho Shinto shape and the Jigane is strikingly good.
The hamon is suguha style with deep NIoiguchi.
It is Keicho Shinto Saijyosaku title work(top class work).
It is also Saijyo Owazamono ranked sword.

Koshirae :
Saya :On the black roar saya, malachite stone are spread on the saya.
Tsuba :On the mokko style syakudo nanako plate,
Kiku flowers are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, bird is engraved.
Fuchi Kashira: On the syakudo nanako plate,
Kiku flowers are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: Hizen Kuni Tadayoshi is the top-ranking shito blade
and the most cut well sword(Saijyo saku ranking)
As is expected, the goodness of the metal is outstanding and the Hizen sword is incomparable.
Hizen sword makers are protected by Nabeshima daimyo family.
Probably Hizen’s well-grained iron was made at that place and kept secretly how to make the jigane.
Nabeshima family exported these swords and poplin to other districts.
Neighboring country Takda school couldn’t make Hizen Jigane and also Hamon.
First-generation Tadyoshi top-ranking swordsmith It is a possible question whether or not they have put together a group.
The Koshirae is very nice Saaya by using malachite stone are spread
and Tsuba is made by shakudo nanako with Kiku flowers.

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

Price : 2,000,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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