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Katana: Hizen Ju Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Tadakuni (first generation)


Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetu Hozon Paper and Origai paper)

Signature: Hizen Ju Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Tadakuni (first generation)

Sinto:Josaku ranking:Wazamono cutting test ranking:Hizen province.
The blade was polished
Habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length :68.9 cm or 27.13inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.87inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi :3.0 cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.25inches.
Weight of only blade: 665 gram.
Era :Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular size with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach like Konuka hada fine texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with thick nioikuchi and in Ha, there are many ashi and Yo work.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.

Special feature : Hizen Jyu Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Tadakuni was born at Keicyo 9th(1604)
First his name was Hironori and at Kanei 11th, he received the title of Daijyo and called
Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Tadakuni.
He was worked for Nabeshima family and later on,he transferred responsibility for
the family to his son 2nd generation Tadakuni and passed away Genroku 4th April 22(1691) age 88.
His subjects are as sama as Masahiro, like summer clouds hamon with sunagashi
and Kinsuji scatter in Hamon. but sometimes he made swords like Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro 2nd generation.
This sword kooks typical 2nd generation Tadahiro.
The blade is healthy without kizu and flow. It is nice Jigane and middle suguha with ashi and yo.
This sword has been kept by the nice sword collector for a long period.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the mokko style iron Tsuba, a crab is engraved with gold nunome inlay. Higo school.
Fuchi:On the shakudo plate, pattern of a thunder is painted by gold color.
Kashira :shakudo kashira:unusual shape which is trying to prong to the sudden attacking enemy.
Saya : Upper part of the Saya is dark brown color inro kizami saya and lower part is brown color ishimeji saya.
Menuki : On the shakudo plain plate, engrave flower design with gold color.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Origami paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.