Ordering number: 20520
Katana in Shirasaya (65th NBTHK Juyo Token)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Ju Fujiwara Tadahiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by one of the best polishers in Japan.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length: 76.4cm or 30.08 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.18 cm or 0,86 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword: 845 grams.
Era: Edo period Kanei era.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and longer Kissaki very healthy blade.
Jigane: Koitame Hada well grained with Jinie attach and Chikei works fantastic Hizen Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with thick Nioikuchi, Ashi and Yo.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is deep and round in shape with Kinsuji and thick Nioikuchi.
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 the 2nd generation. He said his name Tadahiro, but not Tadayoshi 2nd.
He was 19 years old at this moment but he was helped a lot by his father’s
students like Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro, Yukihiro,
Tadakuni and other students. Also under the protection of feudal lord Nabeshima family.
This family could obtain a lot of Holland to steal
So Tadahiro school was able to make Hizen blade for a long period.
From Aoi Art: As you know, the Jyuyo Token examinations are very strict, and only a few Shinto swords have been certified.
This work is one of the first swords of Tadahiro, when he was in the twenties.
From the special feature of the sword, we think Tadahiro was made this sword under the guidance of Tadayoshi, one of the best Hizen swordsmiths.
In particular, the shape is well-shaped and long, the Jigane is outstandingly excellent, and the sword extremely works, the scent is deep and Kinsuji works actively. It can be said that it is the best work of Tadahiro, who is the best in recent years. Please purchase this masterpiece. In our opinion, there are not many works that can exceed this Tadahiro’s work, We guarantee quality.
NBTHK Jyuyo Token #65
Aoi Art estimation paper