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Wakizashi : Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Ordering number : 10142

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro.

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52.5 cm or 20.7 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.35 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with nice sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work like Konukahada.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with thick nioikuchi and soft habuchi.
Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : Tadahiro the Second forged this katana. He was 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 forge sword at that time.
Tadahiro designated the Omi-Daijo in 1641, aged 29 and continued not only forging sword but also supervised many students 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 forged sword for a long period of time to leave the largest number of swords among the swordsmiths of Hizen school.
He was good at both of Suguha-hamon and Gunome-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 healthy and nice balanced nice work.

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

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.