Ordering number : 18327
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Mei:OUMI DAIJYO FUJIWARA TADAHIRO (2nd generation)
Shinto:Jyo-Jyo saku:Oowazamono cutting test ranking:Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
The blade is Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki
Shape(Sugata):The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and long kissaki nice healthy looking shape.
Blade length(nagasa) : 51.0 cm or 20.07 inches.
Sori :1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Jidai : Edo period Kanei era.1624.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with suitable sori and longer
kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained
with jinie attach beautiful Hizen texture
which is called Konukahada.
Shinogoji:Koitame hada and masanagare.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with rather thick nioikuchi
which is middle suguha hamon.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.
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 :On the round syakudo tsuba, waves and a dragon are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Kenmakiryu and dokko(a dragon is twisting on the Ken and tried
to swallowing Ken and dokko.) with gold color(It looks solid gold)
From Aoi Bijyutsu Hizen blade looks come from Enjyu school but bigg
difference is Hizen blade doesn’t appear Utsuri and hizen blade hamon more thick nioikuchi.
This wakizashi is very nice middle suguha hamon with thick nioikuchi.
Boshi is thick nioikuchi round shape.
Aoi Art estimation paper: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper