Ordering number : 19127
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Tadayoshi(6th generation)
Shinshinto: Jyosaku 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 :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 71.2cm or 28.0 inches.
Sori :2.4cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 28.0inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.283 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
and small chikei work like Hizen Konuka hada. Shinogi ji]Koitame hada.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with sunagashi and kinsuju work and small ashi and Yo work.
Special feature: Hizen koku Omi Kami Tadayoshi(6th generation) was born in Genbun 1 year(1736).
He used signature of Tadahiro in his father’s lifetime. After his father’s death,
he changed his name into Tadayoshi. And he got the name of Oumi Kami in June 1790.
He passed away on December 28th 1815 at age of 80.
This blade has tight and soft Nioukuchi. The Jigane is nice Hizen Konuka Hada and healthy.
Especially the condition is perfect without Kizu and flow.
From Aoi Art:I think Hizen blades are the most nice elegant shape style swords.
Among them 6th to 8generation are nice shape.
This sword is one hle Mekuggi ana and beautiful jigane and also Hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsh Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.