Ordering number: 22366
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
(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.
habaki: Silver single habaki.
The blade was polished
Blade length:73.4cm or 28.89inches.
Sori:1.7cm or 0.66inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.07cm or 1.20inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.2cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane:0.71cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:805grams
Era: The Kanei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped work.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Konukahada: Hizen Jigane.
Hamon: Mainly Suguha with deep Nioikuchi and Notare. Boshi turns back long.
Special feature: Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro was a son of the first generation Tadayoshi and studied the technique from his father. After his father passed away he succeeded to 2nd generation. Tadayoshi 1st had a lot of pupils and after the second had succeeded the family, many pupils helped him a lot and secured his prosperity. He succeeded to Oumi Daijo in July of Kanei 18 and he kept on making swords for 60 years. Tadahiro produced numerous swords, but among them, 2nd is really popular. He passed away at the age of 81, in Genroku 6. Mutsu Daijo Tadayoshi 3rd, Harima Daijo Tadakuni, Kawachi Daijo Masahiro, and Dewa Kami Yukihiro…There were lots of great pupils from his school. And he also got supported by Nabeshima Domain and monopolized hollandaise iron, he made unique Jigane and he prohibited its production only in his family.
From Aoi Art: Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro made a large amount of swords in his life. Especially, he was very good at making Suguha and Chojiba. This work is strong Suguha with deep Nioikuchi and Notare. Besides, Jigane is wonderful: typical characteristics of Hizen Jigane are in this sword. We truly recommend this beautiful Hizento.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta