Ordering number: 19619
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro
(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 : Gold foild single habaki.
Blade length : 70.6 cm or 27.8 inches.
Sori : 2.12cm or 0.835 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.16cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane :0.64 cm or 0.252 inches.
The weight of the sword: 725grams.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori
and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
beautiful Konuka hada which is Hizen texture.
Hamon :Nie deck suguha with rather thick nioikuchi and round shape Boshi.
Special feature:Tadahiro the Second forged this katana.
He 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.
From Aoi Art : This blade is nice balanced nice work nice looking shape.
Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro was quite well known sword maker
and made a lot of swords during his life. On the back, middle part,
small O-Hada but not serious.
The blade is high ranking shinto Jyo Jyo saku oowazamono cutting test ranking.
The sword had NBTHK Hozon Token already.
We recommend this high ranking sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.