Ordering number : AS14732
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Shinano Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
(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.
Habaki :copper gold color single habaki.
Blade length : 68.4 cm or 26.93 inches.
Sori :1.8 cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.06cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.89 cm or 0.744 inches.
Kasane : 0.67cm or 0.264 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is regular widthm thickness
with deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach some oohada mixed.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare and cyoji midare mixed with ashi and yo.
Boshi is notare and round shape.
Special feature : Shinano Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni was called ‘Yamamoto Hachiro Dayuu’
at first. He was a student of the Dewa Daijo Kunimichi.
First he called himself Kunikatsu and then changed his name to Norikuni
and moved to Inaba province. Then he changed his name again to Tadakuni.
At Kanei 11 year (1634) August, he got the tytle of the Shinano Daijyo.
He passed away at Kanbun 6 (1666).
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, the rim(mimi) is covered by
shakudo plate, and engraved plant with sukashi bori.
Menuki : a man is engraved with gold color by syakudo plate.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: On the syakudo plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The blade is Ubu nakago and regular wide,
thickness with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
The sword accompanied nice koshirae which is good condition.
Historical Back ground : The Shimabara Rebellion was an uprising
in southwestern Japan lasting from December 17, 1637,
to April 15, 1638, during the Edo period. It largely involved peasants,
most of them Catholic Christians in Japan.
Rebellion occur at Shomabara province which was governed
by Katsuie Matsukura Shimahara Daimyo and Amakusa islands
which was governed by Kanetaka Terasawa.
These Daimyo were very hard attitude of the money(rice) tax against
pheasants and also Christian Daimyo who joined a rebel faction.
The Tokugawa Syogun squashed a revolt.
Shimabara Daimyo took the responsibility and Depriving disposal and beheading.
At Edo period Daimyo must Harakiri by himself
but beheading was just only one time.
Terasawa Daimyo was confiscation of assets and killed by himself.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 650,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)