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Katana : Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Diajyo Fujiwara Tadayoshi

Ordering number : 15326

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Diajyo Fujiwara Tadayoshi

Sayagaki : Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Diajyo Fujiwara Tadayoshi has made this sword.
He was the fourth generation of the Head family.
The Era is from Genroku and Enkyo Genroku to Enpo time.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Hizen belongs to Ryo-Wazamono ranking.

Shinto : Jyosaku : Ryo Wazamono : Hizen
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Silver single foiled Habaki
Blade length : 70.4 cm or 27.71 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo Genroku period.
Shape : It is wide and thick strong sori elegant shape. The Kissaki is long end.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame hada well grained with dense JInie attached. It is clear unique Hizen Konuka hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha with deep Nioiguchi. The Habuchi(edge of the Hamon) is soft. Boshi is round ended.

Special feature : This Katana was made by fouth generation Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi is.
At Genroku 13th Year March, he received the title of Oumi Daijyo.
He died in Enpo 5th year September 9th at age of 80.
He ghosted his father Mutsu Kami Tadayoshi's work who has passed away young.
He studied under his grandfather Tadahiro soon after his father's death.
He has inscribed as "Hizen Koku Jyu Oumi Daijyo" around this time.
The sign on the Nakago(tang) is similar to second generation Oumi daijyo Tadahiro.
This work is wide and thick healthy Katana with much Sori curviture.
Tadayoshi has succeeded to make fine Jigane and work just like his father's.
The signature closely resembles second generation Tadahiro.
It is excellent work.

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

Price : 1,200,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)