Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Harima no kami Fujiwara Tadakuni(2nd generation)
Motte Shin-kore Kitae Saku
There is sayagaki written by Kanzan Sensei
Shinto:Chujyo-Saku: Wazamono: Hizen
High quality polish.
Habaki: Gold and silver foiled double habaki
Blade length : 53.8 cm or 21.18 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.07cm or 0.21inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27cm or 0.89inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27inches.
Era : Edo period Circa Jyokyo(1684-1687)
Shape : It is wide and thick rather long kissaki. It is healthy magnificent piece.
Jitetsu : Koitame well grained with jinie attached.
There is fine jinie attached. It is clear Konuka hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki with deep Nioiguchi. It is Gunome midare iwth O-Gunome midare mixed.
There are sunagashi and kinsuji works. Ashi is attached. Boshi is round end.
Special feature : There are three generations Tadayoshi.
This sword is of second generation signature.
There is crab and peony design engraved at the top part of the signature.
At the back, Kikumon and signature Oite Shin no Kitae saku is engraved.
He must be very confident with his work as it is
This sword is no different to first generation Tadakuni sword.
It has wonderful deep nioiguchi and gunome midare.
It has excellent burned hamon. It is wide and thick nice shape work.
First generation Tadakuni is called Hashimoto Rokuro Zaemon and was born in Keicho 9th(1604) year.
He became the chauffeur of Nabeshima family and the son
of the family has descended the post of second generation.
This piece is just as same as first generation work and it is bright ha wonderful piece.
Historical background: Edo Period is peaceful period and the sword demand has diminished,
The high quality and gorgeous swords were made competitively.
It is nice healthy piece so we recommend this work.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.