Ordering number: AS20585
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Hizen Koku Ise Daijo (cutted)(Fujiwara Yoshihiro)first generation
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single habaki.
Blade length: 66.82 cm or 26.3 inches.
Sori : 1.21 cm or 0.47 inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.27 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 690 grams.
Era : Edo period Jyo-ou era 1652
Shape : Wide sword with about 10cm of Suriage, Machi-okuri. Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer like Kan-Ei era’s sword.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained beautiful Bizen-Jigane.
Hamon : Nie-Deki deep Nioikuchi clear Suguha. Boshi is deep Nioikuchi round shape.
Special feature: Tadahiro is Tadayoshi 1st generation’s student.
He received “Ise Daijo” during the year of Kanbun.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, Samurai are engraved with gold color and open work. signature: Goshu Hikone Ju Mogarashi Nyudo Soten sei
Menuki: Shakudo, Samurai is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, Samurai is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This blade reminds of Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro.
He probably helped Tadahiro make a lot of swords.
This work can be said to be a masterpiece sword that also similar to Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi. It is thought that the reason why the number of productions is small is that he helped Tadahiro to make swords. The blade is well made Hizento. The Hamon is wide Suguha with thick Nioikuchi. The Koshirae is a set of Mogarashi Soten school fittings and nice quality.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.