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Katana: Hizen Koku Ju Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi


Katana in Shirasaya with anotehr Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Hizen Koku Ju Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi

Sayagaki: Hizen koku Ju Mutsu kami Tadayoshi
the work is nice. blade lenght is 69.2cm.
By Dr. Kanzan in 1974.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki:gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 69.2 cm or 27.24 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : Suriage(about 6cm), Machiokuri Katana with Sori.
The shape is elegant.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with fine Jinie attach.
This is typical Hizen Konuka Hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha. There are many Ko-Ashi.
Boshi is round Togari shape.

Special feature : Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi was a legitimate child of the 2nd generation
Oumi Daijyo Tadahiro and succeeded 3rd generation.
He got the tytle of the Mutsu Daijyo at Manji 3rd year and changed
the tytle to Mutsu Kami at Kanbun 1st year.
His posthumous work are very few because he helped a lot for his father Tadahiro.
Therefor he made his sword and engraved on the sword tangs are very few.
We can see some beautiful Tadahiro which were made by 3rd generation Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi.
Especially the jigane of the Tadayoshi are excellent and difficult to compare of other sword maker.
Many sword collectors like this kind of beautiful texture and elegant Hamon.
This blade is Suriage Machiokuri. But the shape is so nice. And also the Jigane is good.
It is hardly find this kind of sword.

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

Price : JPY 1,600,000-.