Ordering number: AS20370
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 faamily’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 failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 71.212 cm or 28.04 inches.
Sori :2.27 cm or 0.894 inches.
Mekugi : 1
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 botain 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.