Ordering number: 22085
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Sinano Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni (2nd generation)
shinto Wazamono Cyujyo saku Inaba.
(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 :Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade length : 71.2 cm or 28.0 inches.
Sori : 2.12 cm or 0.83inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3,09cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 685 grams
Era : Edo period Jyokyo era.
Shape : Wide and thick sword with deep Sori and longer Kissaki
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada well grained Jinie attached.
Hamon : From Hamachi, Suguha then deep Nioikuchi Gunome-Midare with long Ashi.
Special feature: Tadakuni 2nd’s real name is Yamamoto Hachiro. He is famous for Nakago with nice Yasurime.
Tsuba: Ellipse iron Tsuba. Dragon and cloud is engraved with silver.
Fuchika: Iron plate, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Cloud dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya
Menuki: Dragon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Kuni of Tadakuni 1st and 2nd are different so it is not difficult to identify them, this one is made by the 2nd.
This is nice sword with deep Sori and Hamon is also good. Koshirae is arranged by dragon design. We strongly recommend you this sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta