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Wakizashi : Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni


Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni

Shodai: Shinto: Josaku:Wazamono: Hizen
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 54.5cm or 21.46 inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.03cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05cm or 0.8 inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Keian Period(1648-1651)
Shape : It is wide and thick with some sori. Kissaki is rather long.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is clear konuka hada.
Hamon : Starting as suguha from hamachi, the hamon gradually
becomes gunome midare and O-gunome midare and with some notare.
From the monouchi area, hamon convined with long Ashi work.

Special feature :The first generation Tadakuni studied under first generation Tadayoshi.
Hizen Tadakuni was born in 1598 as a son of Yoshiie. Yoshiie was also a swordsmith of Hizen province.
Tadakuni was a pupil of Tadayoshi the First who consolidated the foundations of Hizen-to.
Tadakuni was designated Harima Daijo in 1634 at the age of 37.
At the same time he started to make sword for the domain of Ogi in Hizen province.
He passed away in 1691, aged 94. He was very good at gunome-midare hamon
with deep nioi-kuchi and his sword was ranked at Shinto-Josaku.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 600,000 JPY-