Order number : 15691
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshriae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen koku Omi Kami Tadayoshi (6th generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Hizen koku Omi Kami Tadayoshi (6th) belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.81 cm or 28.27 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31 cm or 5.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.87 cm or 0.34 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick blade with Sori.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
This Jigane is typical beautiful Hizen blade which called Konuka-Hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : Hizen koku Omi Kami Tadayoshi(6th generation) was born in Bunka 1 year(1804).
He used signature of Tadahiro in his father’s lifetime. After his father’s death,
he changed his name into Tadayoshi. And he got the name of Oumi Kami in June 1790.
He passed away on December 28th 1815 at age of 80.
This blade has tight and soft Nioukuchi. The Jigane is nice Hizen Konuka Hada
and healthy. Especially the condition of Nakago is so good. This is an extremely wounderful blade.
Saya : Black and red color Kawarinuri Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, persons are engraved with gold, silver and copper color.
Menuki : Shakudo, horses are engraved.
Fuchikashira : Copper, some insects are painted with gold color.
From Aoi-Art:This sword is wide and thick healthy blade and also nice looking shape.
Especially Jigane is called Hizen konuka hada which is very attractive fantastil Jigane.
Hamon is typical hizen style suguha hamon with ashi and Yo work.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.