Order number : 16563
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae. (Juyo Token #60)
Signature :Hizen Kuni Tadayoshi. First generation 5 characters signature.
Shinto:Saijyo saku ranking: Saijyo oowaza mono 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 Saijyo saku (top) ranking.
The blade is polished by one of the best polisher in Japan.
Habaki :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 68.5 cm or 26.96 inches.
Sori : 1.52 cm or 0.598 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.36 cm or 0.929 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.236 inches.
Era : Early Edo period Keicyo era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape Keicyo style.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work beautiful nice texture.
Hamon : Middle suguha shallow notare and middle part is Kuichigai hamon and small gunome with ashi and yo,sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Special Feature : First generation Tadayyoshi is called Hashimoto Shinzaemon and worked for Nabeshima daimyo family.
At keicyo first year, Nabeshima Daimyo’s order, he went Kyoto and studied under the Umetada Myojyu with Munenaga who also working for Nabeshima family and studied making swords and engraving.
After 3 years later, they returned to Nabeshima family and the Hashimoto family prospered greatly by the dimension of the protection of a feudal clan Nabeshima family.
At Genna 10th he got the tyttle of the Musashi Daijyo and changed his name to Tadahiro and also Hfujiwara.and passed away Kanei 9th August 15th. He changed his name from 5ji Tadayoshi, Jyunin Tadayoshi and Musashi daijyo Tadahiro. The most precious name is 5ji Tadayoshi. This blade is old feeling Jigane and Hamon and brightnice hamon. 5 characters Tadayoshi is a sword loved by many sword collectors. We recommend this masterpiece.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Some design is carved on the iron Tsuba.
Menuki : Bow and arrow are carved with gold color on Shakudo plate.
NBTHK 60th Juyo paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.