Ordering number : 19432
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Owazamono: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.2cm or 28.03 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.43inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.94cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.87cm or 0.74inches.
Kasane : 0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword 650grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era
Shape : The blade is small suriage and machiokuri
with regular width, thickness, slight curvature and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Mokumehada and Koitamehada are well grained with jinie attach
and there are chikei. It is Hizen’s peculiar jigane, “Konukahada”.
Hamon :Niedekisuguha with soft ashi and deep nioikuchi.
special feature: Tadahiro the Second was born Heisakuro Hashimoto
as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First. Tadahiro was only19 years old
when his father passed away in1632 but he was enough skillful to forge sword
at that time. Tadahiro designated the Omi-Daijo in 1641,
aged 29 and continued not only forging sword but also supervised
many pupils until his death in 1693, aged 80. He is known as
a skillful swordsmith almost all works are above the standard hizen-to.
He had been forged sword for a long period of time to leave the largest number
of swords among the swordsmiths of Hizen school. He was good at both
of Suguha-hamon and Choji-midare Hamon. Especially the beauty
of jitetsu called konuka-hada is appreciated as the best among the hizen-to.
His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness.
Saya :black saya
Tsuba :On round iron tsuba, Tomoe is engraved.
Menuki : On Syakudo plate, swallow are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:syakudo Ishime style with gold family crest.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token(*the paper will be issued later.)
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.