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Katana : Hizen Koku Tadayoshi (1st Generation)

Ordering number :14261

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Hizen Koku Tadayoshi (1st Generation)

Sayagaki of Kanzan Sensei Translation
It is slightly suriage style. It was made last year of Keicho era(year 1615) Blade Length 2shaku 4sun 9funn Arino

Shinto: Saijyo-saku: Saijyo Owazamono: Hizen
Highest quality polish
Habaki: Gold single foiled habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 75.15cm or 29.59inches.
Sori : 1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.11cm or 1.23inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.36cm or 0.93inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : It is wide and thick katana which has wide sakihaba as well. It is called Keicho shinto katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached There is chikei works seen. It is highest quality jigane.
Hamon : Nie structure suguha stle with mixture of notareba. There are soft ashi, soft nioiguchi. It is elegant style ha. Boushi is notare style round ended.

Special feature : Tadayoshi was called Hashimoto Shinzaemon Tadayoshi. He has moved from Hizen Nagase to Tokyo at Keicho first year and has studied under Umetada. He has moved back to Saga castle town at Keicho third year. At Genna 10th year he has moved to
This piece is hard to find first generation Gojitada and is ranked as a Saijyo-saku piece and Saijyo Owazamono. It is an piece of envy to sword fans. This also has the best polish. the jitetsu is great and calm and nice piece of work. Please consider this wonderful katana.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 2,500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 2,480,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)