Katana: Hizen Ju Harima Kami Fujiwara Tadakuni (1st generation)

Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Hizen Ju Harima Kami Fujiwara Tadakuni (1st generation)
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Hizen province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Hizen Ju Harima Kami Fujiwara Tadakuni Jyojyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 72.09 cm or 28.38 inches.
Sori : 1.65 cm or 0.64 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 2.89 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Circa Kanei era.
Shape : Having standard width and thickness, deep Sori, rather long Kissaki, well balanced sword with nice shape.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attached, having Konukahada as originality of Hizen-to.
Hamon : Niedeki, Gonome-midare with deep Nioikuchi, very wavy with round circle shape, Gamon reaches to Shinogi-ji.
Saryu and Kinsuji work very well in Jinchu.
This Hamon looks just like as a cumulonimbus cloud in summer just as his style.

Special feature : Very active style like a cumulonimbus cloud in summer can be seen on blades of Hizen Ju Harimakami Fujiwara Tadakuni the first generation.
This sword smith has ranked as Shinto-Jyosaku but I think he has a skill of Jyojyosaku or Saijosaku.
I’m so interested how he forged to make such Hamon.
This blade is one of the best work of Tadakuni the first generation having Juyo-token class quality.
Probably this sword has been kept at Saga prefecture for long period and then registered at A.D.1951.
We recommend this sword for Hizen swords fancier.

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

Price : JPY 1,750,000-.


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