Katana : Hizen no kuni junin Tadayoshi
Ordering number : 13449
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen no kuni junin Tadayoshi
shinto:Saijyo saku higest ranking:
Saijyo oowazamono cutting test rankin:Hizen province.
The blade was polished by nice polisher.
Habaki:Syakudo sngle habaki.
Blade length : 69.9 cm or 27.51 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.93 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period Keicyo period.
Shape : The blade is 2sun suriage and left all of the signature.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha based with noter hamon and gunome mixed.
The 1st generation Tadayoshi was called Hashimoto Shinzaemon.
And he was the most famous swordsmith in Hizen province.
Also he studied engraving under Umetada myojyu.
In early time, he engraved the signature “Tadayoshi”, and next, he
engraved “Hizen no kuni Junin Tadayoshi saku.”
And after that, he engraved the signature “Musashi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro” and “Hizen nokuni Tadahiro”.
Since 1610 to early Gen-na era, he engraved “Hizen no kuni Junin
Tadayoshi saku.”, At that period, he made old Koto style sword like Yamato-Shizu and other regular simple Koto blade.
Even though the blade is suriage but the beautiful texture and mild Shizu style elegant sword is attractive sword.
The Tadayoshi first generation is the top ranking wordsmith in all of the shito period sword makers.
Even though the blade is suruage but both Jigane and Hamon are quite nice.
Tsuba :On the round shape syakudo nanako plate,
engrave clouds and a dragon are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo plate, a rat and flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : red color saya.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, a rat and flowers are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 1,200,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,180,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)