Wakizashi : Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro.

Shinto:Jyo-Jyo saku:Oowazamono cutting test ranking:Hizen.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro.belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki :gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length :53.1 cm or 20.9inches.
Sori : 1.1cm or 0.433 inches.
Mekugi :1
Width at the hamachi : 2.89 cm or 1.134 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16 cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.252 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei to Kanbun era.
Shape The blade is rather wide and thick with longer kissaki which is typical Kanei era.
Jigane:Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Konuka hada which is typical Hizen blade.
HamonNie-deki Gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and in Hamon,
there are many sunagashi ashi work. Boshi is round shape.

Special feature :Tadahiro the Second 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 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 forged sword for a long period of time to leave the largest number o
f swords among the swordsmiths of Hizen school.
He was good at both of Suguha-hamon 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 sword is healthy and wide and thick. This is not defect it!
The blade is healthy without Kizu and flow.
Generally Tadahiro made suguha hamon but this sword is gunome midare like
Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro who is well known thick nioikuchi gunome midare.
We strongly recommend this nice sword.

Koshirae:
tsuba:On the iron tsuba, ume tree is engraved open work. Higo school Early Edo period.
Saya:blue shell powder spread on the black saya.
Menuki:Rings bell are engraved with gold color.
Fuchi:On the syakudo plate, a dragonfly is painted by gold color.
Kashira: horn.
Kozuka:On the syakudo nanako plate, 2 men are dancing together with gold color.

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

Price : JPY 750,000-.


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