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Wakizashi : Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Ordering number : 13438

Wakizashi in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Oumi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro

Shinto: Jyojyosaku: Owazamono: hizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: single silver Habaki with copper color.
Blade length : 51.81 cm or 20.39 inches.
Sori : 0.90 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.87 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period, Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular size Wakizashi 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.
The polishing is old. If the blade will be polished, the blade will be nice feeling.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Tsuba, person is engraved.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, person and landscape are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Red color.
Menuki : Birds are engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 550,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)