Wakizashi : Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 40.4 cm or 15.90 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.91 cm or 1.14 inches.
Kasane : 0.61cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : Syobu zukuri style rather wide and thick good balance sword.
Jigane : Koitame hada well graiend with jinie attach beautiful hizen Konuka hada
Hamon : Nie-deki Gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and in Hamon,
there are many ashi and Kinsuji 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 of 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.
I think Tadahiro made 90% suguha hamon and Midare hamon is 10%.
This sword is vivid Midareba hamon up and down.
The sword remind us Kawachi Saijyo Masahiro who belongs to Hizen blade.
We strongly recommend this Wakizashi for you.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Tsuba : On the square style syakudo nanako plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi : On the syakudo nanako plate, a g¥dragon is engraved with gold color.kashira:holn.
Kozuka : Syakudo nanako plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.