Ordering Number: 22025-1
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature :Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo sakur anking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Shakudo single habaki with Gosankiri crest both sides.
Blade length: 72.9cm or 28.70inches.
Sori: 0.8 cm or 0.31inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.04 cm or 1.19inches.
Kasane: 2.29 cm or 0.90inches.
The weight of the sword: 845grams.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori to be O-Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame-hada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Hizen Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi turns back round.
Era: The early Edo period, early 17th century.
Features: Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro was the son of Tadayoshi the 1st generation. He learned sword-making from his father and continued to be the governor after his father’s death in 1632. Tadayoshi I was blessed with many disciples, and even after Tadahiro succeeded him as governor, his disciples helped him to establish his prosperity. In 1641, Tadayoshi received the title of “Omi Daijo” and continued to make swords for 60 years until he died in 1693 at the age of 81. It is said that Tadahiro and his school monopolized iron imported fromNetherlands under the patronage of Nabeshima clan, and thus acquired the unique Hizen Jigane. His work is excellent in sharpness, and he is designated as Owazamono(大業物). This sword has Machi-okuri(区送り), the trace of small shortening, but the quality is still good without any flaws.
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba with openwork pattern engraving.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo base. A building and Shishi-dogs are engraved with colors. Fuchi Mei- Muneoki(Kao)
Saya: black Tsuishu Saya
Menuki: Shakudo base. Dokko and Ken are engraved with colors.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata