Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro.
Enpo 2nen 4gatsu 29nichi Yamano Kanjuro Hisahide Hutatsudo Saidan.
(1674 April 29th, Yamano Kanjuro Hisahide tried cutting test 2nd part of the body.)
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 70.6 cm or 27.79 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.09cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had awol grained with jinie attach beautyful Hizen konuka had texture.
Hamon : niedeki middle suguha and noter mixed.
In Ha, deep nioikuchi with sunagashi work.
Boshi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.
Special feature : The founder of the Tadayosi is called Hizen Kuni Tadayosi
and succeeded to 2nd generation Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro who was a son of the Tadayoshi.
At Kanei 18th July, he got the title of the Oumi Daijyo after hid father was dead.
First generation Tadayoshi educated many students like Yukihiro, Masahiro,Tadakuni and so on.
This Tadayoshi scool was taken care under the Nabeshima family.
Therefor he was helped a lot by surrounding many students of first generation Tadayoshi.
So we could see very similar Yukuhiro, Masashiro and Tadakunis hamon.
They keep the secrets of making Hizen konuka had steal as the top secret.
This blade is Saidanmei(cutting test on the tang) which is mentioned as
Furtatsu do Saidan(cutting test 2nd part of the body) on Kanei 18th of July by Yamano Kanjyuro Hisahide.
Before the blade was gold inlay cutting test but unfortunately the gold part was removed
at after the war end.because owner was starved and need
food. So he took off the gold inlay and changed to food.
Anyway it is possible to put the gold inlay on this sword.
Tsuba :On the round shape copper plate, the rim is covered by syakudo plate.
on the Ji, several fans are engraved.
Fuchikashira :On the copper plate, ume flowers are engraved.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : An umbrella is engraved by copper plate and syakudo.
NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.