Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature: Mumei (Hizen Tadayoshi 1st generation)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.0 cm or 27.95 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of only blade: 805 grams.
Era : Early Edo period. around Keicho era.
Shape : Wide and thick Oosuriage Mumei Katana with Ookissaki.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. This is beutiful Konuka Hada.
Hamon : Nie deki Suguha, with Ko-Ashi.
Special feature : The 1st generation Tadayoshi was called Hashimoto Shinzaemon.
And he was the most famous swordsmith in Hizen province.
The Tadayoshi first generation is the top ranking wordsmith in all of the shito period sword makers.
Also he studied engraving under Umetada myojyu.
This blade looks like Rai Kunimitsu. This blade is wide and thick Keicho Shinto style.
We recommend this blade very much.
Higo Koshirae :
Tsuba : Iron Namako shape iron Tsuba with brass color.
Fuchikashira : On the Shakudo Nanako,with gold color.
Saya : Black Kawari Nuri Saya
Menuki : On the Shakudo, dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.