Order number : 15573
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro.
shinto JyoJyo saku ranking:Oowazamono cutting test ranking:Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 54.4 cm or 21.42 inches.
Sori :1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32cm or 0.91inches.
Kasane : 0.75cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori
and long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Shinogi ji:Koitame hada.
Hamon :Niedeki middle suguha with ashi and soft feeling Habuchi.
Boshi is also soft thick nioikuchi round shape.
special feature:Tadahiro the Second, 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 make 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 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.
From Aoi-Art:Hizen swords are protected by Daimyo Nabeshima family.
Hizen sword makers succeeded to make special hizen texture and
had been kept by the Nabeshima family for long period until late Edo
period. This wakizashi is typical Hizen konuka hada with strong
middle suguha hamon. the blade is healthy so we recommend this
sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.