Katana : Hizen Koku ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tousougu Paper for the koshirae)
Signature:Hizen Koku ju Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
The blade was polished
Habaki:Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 72.57 cm or 28.57 inches.
Sori : 1.36 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.13 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.03 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei to Kanbun era.
Shape : It is wide shape with regular kasane. It is in nice shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached with chikei.
Hamon : Nie base suguha with notare mix with sunagashi and kinsuji mix.
The boshi is round end.
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.
Tsuba : Kakumimi Shakudou tsuba .
Fuchikashira : Shakudou Nanakoji.
The kasher has family crest design.
Saya : It is blackish brown lacquer saya.
Menuki : There are some kind of pattern engraved on the menuki.
Kougai : Shakudou nanakoji plate with some kind of pattern engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
NBTHK Hozon Tousougu Paper for the koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 1,750,000-.