Katana: Hizen Kuni Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro (2nd generation)
Ordering number : 15537
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro (2nd generation)
Shinto: Jyo-Jyo saku ranking:Oo Wazamono cutting test ranking.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Hizen Kuni Jyu Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro belongs to Saijyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by highest sword polisher.
Habaki: gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 70 cm or 27.55 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Ear ly Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with nice sori and longer kissaki which is elegasnt Kanei era style.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei beaytiful Hizen style Konuka hada'texture)
Hamon : Niedeki suguha and Notare hamon with thick nioikuchi ashi scatter.
Special feature : : Tadahiro the Second 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.
This sword is healthy and wide and thick.
The blade is very healthy without Kizu and flow.
We strongly recommend this marvelou
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,500,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)