Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Hozon Paper for Fuchikashira)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Ju Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro.
The blade was polished by the top ranking polisher.
Habaki :syakudo single habaki.
Blade length : 71.2 cm or 28.04inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.23cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33cm or 0.92inches.
Kasane : 0.725 cm or 0.29inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is suriage and machiokuri but the blade is rather wide
and thick with longer kissaki nice looking shape.
On both sides of the blade has Hi and soehi are engraved.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach like Konuka had extremely nice jigane.
Hamon : Koniedeki gunome midare and cyoji midare hamon mix.
The hamon is up and down gorgeous hamon.
Boshi is togari round shape.
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 his father died.
First generation Tadayoshi educated many students like Yukihiro, Masahiro,Tadakuni.
This Tadayoshi school was taken care under the Nabeshima family.
Therefore he has helped a lot by surrounding many students of first generation Tadayoshi.
So we could see very similar Yukuhiro, Masashiro and Tadakuni hamon.
They keep themethod of Hizen konuka hada steal as their top secret.
This sword is wide and thick and also nice active hamon.
The sword has NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
The sword is oowaza mono cutting test high ranking and Jyojyo saku high ranking sword.
Koshirae: In excellent condition.
Tsuba :On the mokko style shakudo tsuba, mimi is covered by gold color.
On the Ji, waves and a carp are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : NBTHK Hozon paper, Mumei(Kaga Kinko)
A crane is engraved by shakudo plate with gold color.
Saya : Black lacquered saya.
Menuki : a crane is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
NBTHK Hozon Paper for Fuchikashira
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.