Wakizashi : Harima no kami Fujiwara Tadakuni(1st generation)/Kanibotan

Wakizashi in Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Harima no kami Fujiwara Tadakuni(1st generation)
Kanibotan

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52.87 cm or 20.81 inches.
Sori : 1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.97 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : A shinogi-zukuri wakizashi. Ubu-nakago, iori-mune. Kurijiri.
Jitetsu : Traditional Konuka-hada of hizen-to.
Hamon : O-gunome-midare. Sunagashi and kinsuji appear on the ha.

Special feature : Tadakuni the First made this wakizashi.
He 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.
This piece has gorgeous hamon and rare crab and peony engraving on the nakago.
It is excellent piece that has passed Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
It is cherished as family treasure and was handed down to the son who went to the war field.
The regretful farewell of parents and son could be imagined.

Koshirae : Army Gunto Koshirae

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 450,000 JPY-

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