Wakizashi: Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Shinto : Jojo saku ranking : Oowazamono : Hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.

The blade is polished.
Habaki : Silver foiled single Habaki
Blade length : 50.0 cm or 1.97 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 2 
Width at the Hamachi : 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era (around 1661~1672)
Shape : Wide and thick blade with balanced curve, long Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach, This beautiful Konuka-hada is well known as Hizen Jigane.
Hamon : Suguha from Habaki, then become Suguha with deep Nioikuchi and then Nioikuchi become more deep with Ashi, Yo work active. Boshi turns back round shape.
Special feature : A swordsmith of Hizen povince, Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro is a son of Tadayoshi the first. His born name is Hashimoto Heisakuro.
He has appointed to become Omi Daijo at 1641, when he was 29 years old. He didn’t succeed his father’s name and kept to be ‘Tadayoshi’.
He forged so many blades till he passed at 80 years old.
From around 1663, we can find the blade forged by the 3rd generation.
His blades were designate to Owazamono for those sharpness and known as well as his father.
This blade has Suguha with deep Nioikuchi and very active.

Koshirae : Higo style Koshirae
Saya : Russet colored Ishimeji Saya with Inro-Kizami engraved.
Tsuba : Hollyhock leaves engraved on round shape iron Tsuba with gold color.
Fuchi : Kashira : Kojiri : Hollyhock leaved carved on iron plate with silver color.
Menuki : Shakudo plate with Shishi dogs carved with gold color, placed on each side of Tsuka.

NBTHK Hozon paper (Passed July Shinsa. Waiting for paper to be published.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

price : JPY ¥300,000-.

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