Order number : 17130(consignment sale)
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature :Hizen Kuni Harima Daijyo Hujiwara Tadakuni. （First generation.）
Shinto:Jyosaku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking;Hizen
(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 by good polisher.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 75.3 cm or 28.94 inches.
Sori :1.9cm or 0.75 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.98cm or 1.17inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.24inches.
Era : Edo period Kaei era.
Shape : The blade is rather long and regular width,
thickness with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful
Hizen texture which is called Konuka hada.
shinogiji texture:Koitame hada like Hiraji.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha rather tight clear bright hamon.
Boshi is round shale hakikake style.
Special feature:Tadakuni was born in 1598 as a son of Yoshiie. Yoshiie was also a swordsmith of Hizen province. Tadakuni was a pupil of Tadayoshi the First who consolidated the foundations of Hizen-to. Tadakuni was designated Harima Daijo in 1634 at the age of 37. At the same time he started to make sword for the domain of Ogi in Hizen province. He passed away in 1691, aged 94. He was very good at gunome-midare hamon with deep nioi-kuchi and his sword was ranked at Shinto-Josaku. This sword consist of Suguha hamon clear and bright.
Tsuba: Iron Tsuba, landscape is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, cow and waves are engraved with gold color.
Saya: brown Saya with black spots.
Menuki: Shakudo, dried persimmons are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.