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Wakizashi : Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro


Wakizashi in Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)

Signature : Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Habaki: Gold foiled and silver double Hadaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 49.8 cm or 19.60 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : Rather wide and thick with Sori.
The Kissaki is rather long. nice shape Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well graiend with jinie attach. It is clear Hizen Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with thick and soft Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : adahiro the Second, 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 make 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 made sword for a long period of time to leave the largest number of swords
in the swordsmiths of Hizen school. He was good at both of Suguha 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 blade is nice shape.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, some pettern is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, some design with gold color.
Saya : Dark brown Saya with black pattern.
Menuki : Shakudo, horse is engraved with gold color.

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

Price : JPY 360,000-.