Ordering number: 20342
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Owazamono: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 76.0 cm or 29.9 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.433 inches.
Mekugi : １
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.99 cm or 0.783inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.276 inches.
The weight of the sword 755 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanei era. 1624.
Shape : The blade is long and wide and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie and chikei work like Konuka hada typical Hizen blade.
Hamon :Niedeki middle suguha nioikuchi thick.
Special feature:Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro was a son
of the first generation Tadayoshi and studied the technique
from his father. After his father passed away he succeeded
2nd generation. He said his name Tadahiro not Tadayoshi during his life.
The age of his succeeded period wa 19 years af age
and helped a lot from his father’s
students like Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro, Yukihiro,
Tadakuni and other students. Also under the protection of Daimyo Nabeshima family,
Hashimoto family could obtain Holland steal
So Tadahiro school could to make Hizen blade for a long period.
Nabeshima family heavily district to export Hizen blades to other places.
Tsuba: Mokko shape Tsuba, birds are engraved with gold, copper and shakudo color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, wave is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo, peacok is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This Tadahiro is so nice workmanship.
The blade is O-wazamono cutting test ranking also Jojo saki high ranking sword.
Especially the Jigane and shape is elegant.
It reminds of Enju, Kamakura period.
The Koshirae is a set of spider designs. We recommend this Katana for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.