Ordering number : 18576
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
(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 double habaki.
Blade length : 48.2 cm or 18.97 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.8 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.83 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 535 grams.
Era : Edo period kanei era.
Shape : The bled is suriagend Machiokuri but the whole signature is mentioned.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attaach beautiful Hizen texture which is called Konuka hada,
Hamon :Nie deki suguha with soft Habuchi bright and clear.
Bo-shi is round shape with soft Habuchi.
Special feature:Tadahiro the Second forged this katana. He was born Heisakuro Hashimoto as
a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First. Tadahiro was only19 years old when his father passed away in 1632
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 :blck roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron stub, kicku flower design is engraved open work.
Menuki : On the bamboo basket , kiku flowers are engraved with gold color.
Fuchi:on the syakudo nano plate, flower design is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art:This sword is typical 2nd generation Tadahiro’s suguha hamon.The Jigaane is nice Hizen-to texture.
Hamon is suguha with thick nioikuchi hamon.
Even though the blade is suruage and Machiokurithe sword is bright and clear nice sword.
Koshire is also good condition without faults.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.