Ordering number: 19309
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto: Jyo Jyo saku: Owazamono: Hizen
(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: 53.7cm or 21.14 inches.
Sori:0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.25 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.35 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane: 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword: 580grams.
Era: Kanei era, the Edo period.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with shallow Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Hizen Jigane: Konukahada.
Hamon: Koniedeki, Notare Hamon with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi is round and later becomes Hakikake and turns back.
Special Feature: Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro was a son of the first generation Tadayoshi and studied the technique from his father. After his father passed away he succeeded to 2nd generation. Tadayoshi 1st had a lot of pupils and after the second had succeeded the family, many pupils helped him a lot and secured his prosperity. He succeeded to Oumi Daijo in July of Kanei 18 and he kept on making swords for 60 years. Tadahiro produced numerous swords, but among them, 2nd is really popular. He passed away at the age of 81, in Genroku 6. Mutsu Daijo Tadayoshi 3rd, Harima Daijo Tadakuni, Kawachi Daijo Masahiro, and Dewa Kami Yukihiro…There were lots of great pupils from his school. And he also got supported by Nabeshima Domain and monopolized hollandaise iron, he made unique Jigane and he prohibited its production only in his family. This work is really rare because it is Notare Ba with mild Gunomemidare by Tadahiro. The blade is well-made and without any flaws. We recommend this Owazamono masterpiece for you.
Tsuba: Copper Tsuba. 2 reading people and the background of mountains are engraved. Backside: Pine tree and broom are engraved, probably from a Chinese story. Mei: Ichibandou Rai-i.
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo plate, waves and plover are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Front- Moon and cuckoo are engraved with gold color.
Back- Sun and cuckoo are engraved with gold color.
Really sophisticated design.
Kozuka: On copper plate, waves are engraved.
Kogatana: Mei- Yamashiro Kami Fujiwara Toshinaga
From Aoi Art: A work by Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro. Solid blade without big flaws. Koshirae is not gorgeous, but made by copper and well-made. We truly recommend this one for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.