Ordering number: 22202
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
shinto:jyoujyo saku:oowaza mono:Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo sakuranking.
habaki: Gold color single habaki.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 70.8cm or inches.
Sori : 1.4cm or inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.99cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.81 cm or inches.
The weight of the sword 760 grams
Era : Around the Kan’ei era of the Edo period
Shape : The width of the body is doubled, and the tip is slightly stretched with a beautiful curved shape.
Jigane :Koitame-hada is well kneaded and well-packed to form Konuka hada, or Hizen-hada.
Hamon :Straight blade. Nioikuchi is deep and soft, and Nioikuchi is deep.” Yo works softly, Nijyu ba becomes Bo-shi, and it turns round and becomes sweeping.
Special feature:Omi Daijo Tadahiro was the eldest son of the first generation Tadayoshi, and was only 19 years old when his father died in 1788, but sword making can be seen from the same year. This was due to Tadahiro’s ambiguous and rare skills and the lack of cooperation from his disciples. If so, it must have been difficult to make it this big. In July of the 18th year of the Kanei era, he received Omi Daijo and died at the age of 81 in the Genroku era. His sword. making history spans more than 60 years, and he has left the most works among Hizen swords.
Koshirae : Army Gunto Koshirae of a Guntō Officer
From Aoi Art:This sword has a straight blade with a deep smelling mouth, and the edge of the blade is soft, and the Nioikuchi is soft and double-edged. This is an excellent work among Omi Daijo Tadahiro. And the work of the blade is overflowing and it can be said that it is a work with ambition.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta