Katana: Bizen koku ju Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Katana in Koshirae

Signature:Bizen koku ju Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Kanei 20 nen 8 gatu kichijitsu

(not reliable signature.
Probably we judge the blade as Kongo Hyoei or Naminohira.)

Habaki :On the copper plate with gold color.
Blade length : 70.4 cm or 27.71 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.7 inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.75 cm or 1.08 inches.
Kasane :0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : It is wide and thick big kissaki that is re-made Naginata style.
Jitetsu :Itame hada and mokume hada and also masanagare mix with jinie attach chikei work which looks old sword.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with nijyuuba , uchinoke seen. Boushi is tight
and long shape. The hamon becomes shape and brush up style at the end. Boshi is round shape hakikake style.

Special feature : Bizen koku ju Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro but unfortunately the signature is fake.
From the shape and jigane and Hamon, the blade looks like Kongo hyouei or Naminohira school.
probably the blade was made at early Muromachi period(600 years ago)

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, some design is engraved. Nanban tsuba.
Fuchikashira :On the shakudo ishimeji, waves and flowers are engraved.
Saya : Kawarinuri saya.
Menuki : On the shakudo plate, a bird is engraved.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 350,000 JPY-

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