Ordering number: 22025
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Owazamono: Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Shakudo single habaki with family crest both sides.
Blade length: 53.7cm or 21.14inches.
Sori: 1.5 cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.08 cm or 1.21inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.55cm
Kasane: 0.65cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword: 845grams
Era: The Kanei era, the Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick. Long and solid.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie, Beautiful Hizen Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki, Ashi works actively. Boshi turns back beautifully.
Special Feature: It is rare for Tadahiro the 2nd that the blade has Midareba and moderate Hamon by Gunomemidare. It is long enough, thick and broad. The living blade has enough thickness(good Nikuoki), and the blade is in a really healthy condition.
From Aoi Art: We truly recommend this beautiful Wakizashi for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta