Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Harimadaijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
The blade was polished.
habaki:gold color and syakudo double habaki.
Blade length : 55.1cm or 21.69 inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.34 cm or 1.31inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33 cm or 0.91inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25inches.
Era : Edo period. Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with longer kissaki.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach which is called Konuka had typical Hizen texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome midair up and down and in Ha, sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Special feature : Harima daijyou Tadakuni is a popular sword smith of that time.
He lived in Hizen naming himself Harimadaijyo Tadakuni which he will change the name later on
to Harimanokami. He is the son of first generation Tadayoshi’s younger brother and his real name
is Hashimoto Rokurouzaemon. He has been given the name of Harimadaijo and named him Tadakuni
afterwards. Tadakuni has received this name at Kanei 11th year(year 1634) when he was 37 years old.
At the same time, he became a swordsmith of Ogi-domain. He lived in Hizen province.
This sword is wide and thick and active gunome midair hamon and sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Tsuba :Shakudouchi with flower and bamboo engraved. It is a nice open work.
Fuchikashira : Shakudou base muji design.
Saya : With leather cover
Menuki : A groveling dragon engraved.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.