Ordering number: AS17669
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Shinano Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
Jokyo 4 Nen 2Gatsu Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper with Shakudo color double Habaki.
Blade length: 59.4cm or inches.
Sori : 1.21cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.97cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2,00cm or 0.78inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25inches.
Era: Edo period around Jokyo era(1687).
Shape: Almost Katana size Wakizashi. Slightly wide and thick long Wakizashi, longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon: Nie Deki, from the Hamachi is Suguha and then large Notare Hamon. Boshi is a round shape.
Special feature: Shinano Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni the first was started Kanei era.
The school was Inaba province. They continued to 8th generations.
This blade was made by Tadakuni on the 2nd. He was called Hachiro Dayu.
He passed away in November of Kyoho 5 years at age of 70.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba: Mokko shape iron Tsuba, the landscape is engraved with gold cloth inlay. Jakushi school. middle Edo period.
Menuki: Shakudo, a flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate some pattern with silver.
From Aoi Art: This blade is almost Katana’s length.
At a glance, the blade reminds of Sengo school Muramasa Hamon.
Aoi Art estimation paper