Katana: Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Ordering number:AS22044
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
肥前国住近江大掾藤原忠広 

(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.
Habaki: Gold and silver foiled double habaki
Blade length:69.8 cm or 27.48inches.
Sori: 2.3 cm or 0.90inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.21 cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.24 cm or 0.88inches.
Kasane: 0.77 cm or 0.30inches.
The weight of the sword: 760 grams.
Era: The Kanei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki
Jigane: Koitamehada becomes dense with lots of Jinie
Hamon: Koniedeki Chojimidare and Ko-Gunomemidare with lots of Ashi. Boshi is doubled Midarekomi.

Special Feature: Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro was a son of the first generation Tadayoshi and studied the technique from his father. After his father passed away he succeeded to 2nd generation. Tadayoshi 1st had a lot of pupils and after the second had succeeded the family, many pupils helped him a lot and secured his prosperity. He succeeded to Oumi Daijo in July of Kanei 18 and he kept on making swords for 60 years. Tadahiro produced numerous swords, but among them, 2nd is really popular. He passed away at the age of 81, in Genroku 6. Mutsu Daijo Tadayoshi 3rd, Harima Daijo Tadakuni, Kawachi Daijo Masahiro, and Dewa Kami Yukihiro…There were lots of great pupils from his school. And he also got supported by Nabeshima Domain and monopolized hollandaise iron, he made unique Jigane and he prohibited its production only in his family.
This work has Midareba, which is very rare for his work, with mild Gunomemidare. The blade is really well-made and has no fatal flaws. We truly recommend this one to you.

From Aoi Art: A true masterpiece by Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro. The blade is broad and thick. His strong point: Suguha with lots of Koashi. Nioikuchi is deep. Ha of Blade is Nijuba and turns back and ends with Hakikake. We truly recommend this rare work to you.

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

Auction starting Price: 1,800,000 JPY-.

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