Wakizashi: Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni (1st generation)

Ordering number : AS21394
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni (1st generation)
播磨大掾藤原忠国(初代)

(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.
BBlade length : 51.7cm or 20.354 inches.
Sori :1.1 cm or 0.433inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2,69 cm or 1,06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.795 inches.
Kasane : 0.59cm or 0,232 inches.
The weight of the sword 475 grams.
Era : Edo period Keian era. 1648.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori and longer
kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice Kinuka hada which is
Hizen Jigane.
Hamon :The Hamon is rather thick nioikuchi gunome midare bright and
clear like In hamon , sunagashi, Kinsuji work in an atmosphere
reminiscent of cumulonimbus clouds floating in the blue sky. Bo-shi,
Midarekomi and small round shape.

Special feature: The first Harima Daijo Fujiwata Tadakuni is the second son
of So-uemon Hirosada, a disciple of the first Tadayoshi, and is called
Hashimoto Rokuro zaemon, and his brother is Kunihiro. The oldest
name with Harima Daijyo is Kanei 13 years, so it can be seen that the
name with Harima Daijyo was earlier than that. Later changed to
Harima Kami. He was held by the Ogi Domain of the Saga Nabeshima
Family Three Branch Domains and was active as a craftsman of the Ogi
Domain.
His later years were He retired and named Kyutetsu which means not working as craft man just only as hobby.

Koshriae:
Tsuba: Mokko shape Yamagane Tsuba, wave design is engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Shakudo Nanako, chiken is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako, eggplants are engraved with gold color. signature: Kunimasa(Kao)
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Kozuka Kogatana: Shakudo Nanako, Ise robster is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 650,000 JPY-.

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