Ordering number: 22033
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Mei(signature): Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto: Jyo-jyo saku: O-Wazamono: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki
Blade length:53.03cm or 20.87inches.
Sori:2.12cm or 0.83inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.15cm or 1.24inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.22cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.68cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:575grams
Era: Between the Kanei era and the Kanbun era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie and Chikei. Well-grained to be Konukahada(Hizenhada).
Hamon: Niedeki Chu-Suguha with partial Koashi.
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 a little bit rare for Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro, because it has Midare-Ba and mild Gunomemidare. Jiba is really well-made and has no critical flaws. We truly recommend this masterpiece to you.
Tsuba: Iron Musashi Tsuba, decorated with Shakudo.
Fuchi: On Shibuichi plate, a view of countryside is engraved with gold/silver color. Mei: Yanagawa Naomasa
Kashira: On Shibuichi plate, noblemen and flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Very strange Saya made of bamboo
Menuki: Silver, shape-engraved as a crane.
Kojiri: made of brass
From Aoi Art: This is a work made by Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro, which has deep Sori and powerful shape. We truly recommend this elaborately made sword to you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta