Ordering number : 18273
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
signature: SETTSU KAMI MONAMOTO TADAYUKI (2nd generation)
Konzogan Futatsu do Dotan iri Tommita Yaichi zaemon Dan No
Shinto: Chujo saku:Ryo wazamono cutting test ranking.Settsu
(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 is polished.
Habaki :gold color single habaki.
Blade length(nagasa) : 67.0 cm or 26.4 inches.
Sori :1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi :3.04 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.86cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with small sori and regula kissaki.
Kitae :The blade is itame hada nad mokume hada mized with jinie attach
beautihul oosaka jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with soft feeling nioiguchi bright and clear.
Special feature:2nd generation Tadatsuna was working at first generation Tadatsuna
and the hamon and jigane is asa well as his maser’s.
The blade has Gold inlay tameshigiri (tameshigiri)by Tomita aichizaemon
The originator of tameshigiri(cutting test)has a tradition of Anyoji Kaganokami or Tani Daizen.
Anyoji Kaganokami is the samurai of the Kyogoku family of Omi prefecture.
Anyoji Kaganokami has the tradition of having cutting tested by digging up a body from the grave.
And Full name of Tani Daizen is Tani Daizen Moriyoshi.
He was killed in war by the Harima Prefecture Miki castle attack with Besho Nagaharu.
It is the origin of dotan giri that Tani Daizen placed and cutting tested the body on the ridge.
Son of Tani Daizen is Tani Moritomo. His cutting test was inherited by the son of Tani,
and many pupils. Also His cutting test was inherited by Yamano school and Yamada school.
It was very prosperous to the Edo period. The nickname of Yamada “Kubikiri Asaemon” is famous.
Yamada family was the execution officer of the Edo Shogunate.
And the founder of Yamada family is the Yamada Sadatake. Five generation of them continued.
And Their work was finished with the Meiji era. A lower table is a wazamono table in Yamada family.
Saya :blue shell kizami saya.
Tsuba Mokko style iron tsuba mimi is covered by gold color and engraved maple tree, river water stream and a horse with gold color.
Fuchikashira:on the syakudo plain plate, river stream and temples are engraved with gols color.
Saya :blue shell kizami saya.
Menuki : Horse riding goods are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:Recently it is very hard to look for gold inlay Tameshigiri sword.
hutatsu do and mitsu dou means that pile up 2 bodies and 3
bodies before cutting test. this sword was succeeded to cut 2
bodies by Tomita Yaichi Zaemon Shigetsuna.
He was a professional Tameshigiri staff who was ordered by
Tokugawa daimyo. These staffs like Asada Asaemon are also high
ranking officers of Tokugawa Syogun. They achieved the sinner
bodies from the officials and tested the sword whether cut well
sword or not. in case of cut well sword, Tameshigiri gold inlay will put
on the Nakago. Probably the price must be very expensive.
The ceremony was filled with dignity.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.