Order number : 16665
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper) (consignment sale)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Oumi Kami Tadayoshi (the 5th generation)
Shinto : Jo saku ranking : Hizen province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold wrapped single Habaki and an old copper Ganseki Habaki (wood block shape)
Blade length : 73.3 cm or 28.9 inches.
Sori : 1.85 cm or 0.73 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.2 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.4 cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Ho-ei era (1751~1764)
Shape : The blade is long and wide, thick with deep curve and long Kissaki gorgeous shape.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful Hizen texture which is called Konuka-hada.(such like skin if young ladys)
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha style with Ko-Gunome Midare with Ashi, Yo work active.
Boshi turned round shape Notare style.
Special feature : Hizen Kuni Oumi Kami Tadayoshi the 5th generation succeeded Hizen and engraved his signature as Tadahiro for the first stage, and then changed his name to Hizen Kuni Tadayoshi round the ages he got the title ‘Omi Kami’.
He didn’t forged any Wakizashi or Tanto but just only Katana.
While he used ‘Tadahiro’ as his signature, Nakagojiri (tang) shape were Iriyamagata style usually but from he started to engrave his signature ‘Tadayoshi’, his tang style of the blade became long and slender, Kurijiri Nakago.
This sword is long and wide with deep curve and also long Kissaki beautiful shape.
Saya : Blue shell powders spreaded on the black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Scape of mountain are varved on the round shape with gold and Shakudo color.
Menuki : Masks are carved on silver plate with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.