Ordering number : 11094
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper for the Koshirae)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara…(Tadahiro)(2nd generation)
Shinto: Jyo-Jyo saku: Oo wazamono cutting test ranking: 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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 62.4 cm or 24.56 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.0cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is about 8cm suriage mumei.
The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori and long Kissaki:
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained
with jinie attach and utsuri appear hizen Konuka hada.
Hamon :nie deck middle suguha bright and clear.
Bo-shi is round shape.
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.
Koshirae : NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Saya :black brown saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron stub, a dragon is engraved and nunome zogan. Jyakushi stuba.
Menuki :On the syakudo plate, some design is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:This sword is about 8cm suruage and machiokuri bright and clear.
The jigane has Utsuri appear which is very interesting Tadahiro
which looks like Koto Enjyu. We recommend this nice sword for you.
Koshirae is also nice and good condition.
Back ground of age: Edo period Kanei era.
Aoi Art estimation paper :NBTHK Hozon paper for the blade.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper for the Koshirae