Ordering number : 19492
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto jyojyo saku ranking: Oowazamono ranking. Hizen school.
(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 doble habaki.
Blade length : 45.8 cm or 18.03 inches.
Sori :1.85 cm or 0.728inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.2 cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.52 cm or 0.992 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.256 inches.
The weight of the sword 545 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy wakizashi.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and also chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki middle suguha with thick nioikuchi and also 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 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 : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo Nanako, Shishi dog, Kiku flower, and pine tree are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Silver, Shishi dog is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka : Shakudo Nanako, Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This blade is wide and thick.
The Jigane is beautiful Hizen Jigane.
The Koshirae is also nice.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estiamtion paper: whole Oshigata.