Ordering number : 15005
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.)
Signature : Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto: Jyojyo Saku: Owazamono
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single gold color habaki.
Blade length: 52.6 cm or 20.71 inches.
Sori : 0.9cm or 0.354inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.85cm or 1.122 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.07cm or 0.815nches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.22inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape The blade is regular size longer wakizashi with Kanbun shape.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Hizen Konuka hada.
Hamon: Niedeki thick nioikuchi huto suguha(fat suguha)with ashi .
Boshi is also soft feeling round shape thick nioikuchi.
Special feature: Tadahiro the Second 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 their sharpness.
This blade is typical Oumi Daijyo Tadahiro hamon.
Koshirae: The Koshirae was made at Edo period.
Tsuba:round shape iron Tsuba, bamboo shape is engraved.
Saya:Black kawarinurri saya.
Menuki:Gosyo guruma: the wheel car which was used by hugh ranking person.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper