Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Hizen Ju Harima Kami Fujiwara Tadakuni(2nd
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
Shinto: Wazamono: Jyo Saku: Hizen.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled Jsingle habaki.
Blade length : 67.2 cm or 26.5 inches.
Sori :2.6 cm or 1.02 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3,12cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13cm or 0.84inches.
Kasane :0.67 cm or 0.264 inches.
The weight of the sword 775 grams.
Era : Edo period Enpo era.1673.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Konuka hada which is called Hizen jigane.
Hamon :Nie deashi.ki gunome midare hamon .
In Monouchi area, small O-hada appear.
Special feature:2nd Tadakuni was a dopted son of first generation Tadakuni and succeeded 2nd generation.
From Aoi Art :2nd generation Tadakuni made as same as his father’s jigane and Hamon. This sword is rather different from regular sword.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.