Naginata in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hizen Kuni Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro (2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Hizen Kuni Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
Shinto : Jyojyo saki ranking : Oo wazamono cutting test ranking : Hizen province.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Double gold foiled habaki.
Blade length : 45.75 cm or 18.01 inches.
Sori : 1.35 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.20 inches.
Kasane : 0.86 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Edo period, Kanbun era.
Shape：The blade is Naginata style unusual style for Tadahiro.
Jigane : Koitame had and mokume had mixed with jinie and chikei work wonderful hizen texture which is called Konuka hada.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha based and noter mixed with soft feeling Nie ash work.
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. This is not defect it!
The blade is very healthy without Kizu and flow.
This Naginata is perfect condition and quite rare item for Tadahiro.
We strongly recommend this marvelous Naginata.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.