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Katana : Hizen Koku Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro


Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Hizen Koku Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 75.75 cm or 29.82 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period Circa Kanei
Shape : It is wide and thick with some sori. Kissaki is long ended.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well graine with jinie attached. It is what is called a Konuka hada.
There are some faint utsuri work.
Hamon : NIe Deki Suguha with tight hamon.

Special feature : Tadahiro the Second forged this katana.
He was born Heisakuro Hashimoto as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First.
Tadahiro was only19 years old when his father passed away in1632
but he was enough skillful to forge sword at that time. Tadahiro designated the Omi-Daijo in 1641,
aged 29 and continued not only forging sword but also supervised many pupils
until his death in 1693, aged 80. He is known as a skillful swordsmith almost
all works are above the standard hizen-to. He had been forged sword
for a long period of time to leave the largest number of swords among the swordsmiths of Hizen school.
He was good at both of Suguha-hamon and Choji-midare Hamon.
Especially the beauty of jitetsu called konuka-hada is appreciated as the best among the hizen-to.
His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness.
This sword comes with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper. It is nice shape and nice work katana.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Mokko shape copper Tsuba with gold.
Fuchi: Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kashira : black horn.
Saya : Black Saya, courtship dance is engraved with gold Makie.
Menuki : Shakudo, dragon? is engraved with gold color.

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

Price : JPY 1,750,000-.