Ordering number : 18278
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Oumi Kami Tadayoshi(6th generation).
(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 well.
Habaki : Gold wrapped single Habaki with the familry crest of Manji.
Blade length : 67.88 cm or 26.72 inches.
Sori : 1.82 cm or 0.72 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.78 cm or 1.09 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 1.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of the blade : 710 grams
Era : Edo period Kansei era. (around 1789)
Shape : This sword is thicker and Machiokuri a little bit, the Sori is deeper and the Kissaki is longer. It’s typical shape of Hizen swords.
Jigane : Koitame-hada is grained well, Jinie is attached, this is so-called Konuka-hada which is common in Hizen swords.
Hamon : Nie-deki, deep Nioi-kuchi, Suguha with some short Ashi.
Boshi : Round Togari style.
Special Feature : The swordsmith’s citizen name was Hashimoto Shinzaemon, his swordsmith name was Tadahiro until he succeeded the name when his father died at Kansei 2nd.
His swords resemble 5th generation Tadayoshi.
He died on December 6, Bunka 12th.
Koshirae : Tachi Koshirae.
Saya : Aoikai Chirasi style, some family crests design painted.
Tsuba : Shakudo Ishime style, a family crest design painted.
Menuki : Gold painted dragon carving.
From Aoi Art : The sword is Machiokuri but the shape remains as it was.
The shape of the sword is a typical Hizen sword, which is wide and thick, the Sori is deeper and the Kissaki is longer.
The Koshriae is really very beautiful.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token:
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.