Ordering number: 20370
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : (Kiku Mon) Hishu Ju Harima Kami Fujiwara Tadakuni
(Gold inlay)(Daki Myoga Mon) Kanbun 9nen 8 gatsu 2hi
Yamano Kauemon Naghisa
2 do saidan
Sayagaki was done by Dr Kanzan:
Hizen Ju Harima Kami Tadakuni masterpiece copy of Sosyu Tsunahiro.
Daimyo Nabeshima family’s sword Length is Ni syaku 3 sunn 5 bu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length: 71.212 cm or 28.04 inches.
Sori :2.27 cm or 0.894 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.3 cm or 1.3 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.46 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.74cm or 0.3 inches.
The weight of the sword 910 grams.
Era : Edo period Knbun era.
Shape: The blade is wide and thick with deep sori
and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane: Koitame Hada well grained with Jinie attach
beautiful nice Jigane which is called Hizen
Konuka Hada.(rice bran which is very soft and elegant powder)
Hamon :Nie deki small gunome midare cyoji midare mixed
and tobiyaki which is Sosyu style Tsunahiro.
According to the Kanzan sensei’s sayagaki.
Special feature: Harima Kami Fujiwara Tadakuni is legitimate
child of first-generation Tadakuni and made many swords during his life.
On the signature side, Kiku mon, and on the back,
Kani botan family crests are engraved.
From Aoi Art: The blade is wide and thick nice shape
with Saidanmei(cutting test) Yamano Kauemon was cutting test 2 body
at Knbun 9th August 2nd. The blade is also Nabeshima
daimyo family’s sword.
I recommend this nice shaped cutting test sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.