Ordering number: 19116
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Hizen Koku Ju Fujiwara Tadahiro(2nd)
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 Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold folied double Habaki.
Blade length : 45.15 cm or 17.77 inches.
Sori : 0.84 cm or 0.33 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.83 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanei era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful Konuka Hada.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with many Ashi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is a round shape.
Special feature: Tadahiro the Second was born as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First. His real name is Heisakuro Hashimoto.
Tadahiro was only19 years old when his father passed away in1632
but he was enough skillful to forge sword at that time.
Tadahiro designated the Omi-Daijo in 1641, aged 29
and continued not only forging sword but also supervised many pupils until his death in 1693, aged 80.
He is known as a skillful swordsmith almost all works are above the standard hizen-to. He had been forged sword for a long period
of time to leave the largest number of swords among the swordsmiths of Hizen school. He was good at both of Suguha-hamon
and Choji-midare Hamon. Especially the beauty of jitetsu called konuka-hada is appreciated as the best among the hizen-to.
His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness.
Saya : Red color saya.
Tsuba : Rather thin iron round shape Tsuba, ume tree
and flowers are engraved with copper and silver plate.
Menuki : large size syakudo plate
and enusual motif is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi:on the shakudo plate, waves are engraved. Kashira:horn.
From Aoi Art: Generally, Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro has many straight temper line
and attracts many swords collectors to the variety of different Suguha blades.
In such a situation, He also makes Gunome midare hamon
This work was made, and it was said that
it was a claw of a horse shape round gunome midare.
The blade is round shape Gunome midare with sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
It can be said that it is good work with a view.
I think that it would be a work that was originally large and small,
Daisyo Koshirae but now it is separated
The production age is considered to be a work by Tadahiro’s Kanei 15, 16.
early stage. In addition, there are many works with a high spirit at this time.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.