Order number : 16467
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Omi-Daijo Fujiwara Tadayoshi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Single silver Habaki.
Blade length : 55.9 cm or 22.0 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.71 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.34 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun Era
Shape : Wide thick blade with long Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach, Hizen characteristic Konukahada.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with Koashi work active, Boshi turns round shape.
Special feauture : Secular name of Tadahiro the Second generation is Heisakuro Hashimoto and he has born as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First. Tadahiro was only 19 years old when his father passed away at 1632 but he was enough skillful to forge the swords 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 made sword for a long period of time to leave the largest number of swords in the swordsmiths of Hizen school. He was good at both of Suguha 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.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.