Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei(Musashi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro) (First generastion)
The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 68.3 cm or 26.88 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.03 cm or 0.8 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo Period
Shape : O-suriage Mumei sword. There is bohi engraved on both side of blade.
It is wide and thick rather deep sori. It is O-kissaki nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jini attached. There is chikei works seen and chikei mixed. The jigane is in best quality.
Hamon : Consisted in nie structure it is suguha style with some ashi attached.
There are active Sunagashi and Kinsuji activities could be observed as well. Boushi is large and round ended.
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 piece is, at first glance, a suriage mumei of Kamakura period.
The suriage in the nakago is young and there is no utsuri at the ji.
It should be differentiate by Koto. because the blade looks Koto Rai Kunimitsu,
bad guy changed the fantastic Shinto saucy saki Tadahiro, removed the signature and changed to Koto.
It is very regret thing because this sword is the top ranking fantastic sword.
Koshirae : The Koshirae is well balanced nice Koshirae. best condition.
Tsuba :The square shape brass stub, peaceful countryside is engraved with
Syakudo mimi(the rim is covered by syakudo plate)
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo nanako plate, some flower design is engraved with gold color.
Saya : On the black roar saya, engraved Marujyu style Satsuma family crest in engraved and also flower designe is painted by gold Makie.
Menuki : The Hotei god is engraved with gold color on the syakudo plate.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.