Ordering number: 23189
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Kuni Junin Tadayoshi Saku(Hizen Tadayoshi 1st)
(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 is polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade length:32.8cm or 12.91inches.
Sori:0.6cm or 0.23inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.99cm or 1.17inches.
Kasane:0.61cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:260grams
Era: Around the Keicho era, the Edo period
Shape: Sunnobi Tanto. The blade is broad and thick with slightly strong Sori. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well mixed with Mokumehada. Surface is bluish.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: The first Mei of Tadayoshi 1st is Hizen Kuni Tadayoshi and also known as “Gojimei(5-letter Mei)”. He used Shuganmei after that, relatively small Gojimei. And after that he started to use “Hizen Kuni Junin Tadayoshi Saku”, Junin-Mei. And he changed his name to Tadahiro after he succeeded to Musashidaijo and used Musashidaijo Fujiwara Tadahiro. The first dot of “広Hiro” is shaped square. Tadayoshi 1st is a representative of all Hizen Shinto swordsmiths and designated as Shinto Saijosaku Saijo Owazamono. He is a father of Oumidaijo Fujiwara Tadahiro. He was originally named as Hashimoto Shinzaemon and lived in Nagase, Hizen He moved to Tokyo in
Keicho 1 and became a pupil of Umetada Akitoshi. He moved back to Hizen in Keicho 3 and lived near Saga castle. In Gennna 10, he succeeded to Musashi Daijo and changed his Mei to Tadahiro. He passed away on the 15th of August, Kanei 9, at the age of 61. He made a lot of traces of Koto in his early years and this work reminds us of Rai Kunimitsu. We strongly recommend this masterpiece to you.
Koshirae: a set of Koshirae
Fuchikashira/Kojiri: Iron plate. Clouds are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Iron plate, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Ware-Kogai: Iron plate, arabesque is engraved with gold color.
Kurigata: Iron plate, arabesque is engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, dog is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta