Katana :Hizen Kuni Ju Fujiwara Tadahiro(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS22199

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

Signature :Hizen Kuni Ju Fujiwara Tadahiro.
Kaei 14 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu.
肥前国住藤原忠広

Explanation:The blade was made at 1638,August lucky day.
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin Kanteisyo :Tokubetsu Hozon sword museum.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
saku)
This sword belongs to the top ranking
habaki:gold wrapped double habaki.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 74.4cm or 29.2 inches.
Sori : 1.8cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 745 grams
Era : Edo period Kanei 14Nen August. 1638.
Shape : Long and wide sword with deep Sori. Beautiful sword.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, JInie attached Konuka Hada(Hizen Hada)
Hamon: Niedeki, Gunome-Midare like summer cloud. Kinsuji and Sunagashi worked.
Boshi is Round shape Hakikake style like Sa school sword.
special feature: The sword was made in Kanei 9th, which mean he was 24
years old, after 5 years his father past away and he started
to make sword.
His swords which was made in this term are best because
he made sword with Kawachi Daijo Masahiro this time.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: Shakudo Nanako Tsuba with gold Fukurin. Peony is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate, Autumn grasses and insects are engraved with gold color.
Mei: Yoshinaga
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Peony is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The sword was made just after 5 year he start to make

sword, but the quality is so good. It is because he was helped
by a lot of his father’s students at this time. Especially, the
sword is looks similar to Kawachi Daijo Masahiro, we think the
sword was made with him. Tadahiro was made a lot of swords
but this is one of his best sword. Koshirae also beautiful. We
strongly recommend you this sword. The

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Auction starting Price:2,100,000 JPY-.

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