ITEM NO SWD-21 THIS COULD BE SOLD FROM MEMORY BUT IF INTERESTED I CAN DOUBLE CHECK
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae
Signature: Mumei(Unsigned) attributed as Hizen Kuni Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Tadahiro the Second, born Heisakuro Hashimoto as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First. Tadahiro was only 19 years old when his father passed away in 1632 but he was skillful enough to forge his own swords at that time. Tadahiro designated the Omi-Daijo in 1641,aged 29 and continued not only forging swords 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 mading sword for a very long period of time ,to which he has left the largest number of swords in the swordsmiths of Hizen school. He was good at both of Suguha and Choji-midare Hamon. Especially the beauty of jitetsu called konuka-hada which is appreciated as the being the best among the hizen-to. His swords are ranked Owaza-mono because of the sharpness & cutting ability
This blade was attributed as Omi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro at the NBTHK shinsa & received NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho papers,blade has a beautiful skin ,
The blade is in perfect condition. very healthy with no flaws or open grain etc etc,& is complete with nice set of Koshirae ,details of both blade & fittings below.
Blade length 63.6
Sori -1.2 cm
Mekugi - 1
Width at the hamachi - 2.90 cm.
Wide at the Kissaki - 2.09 cm
Kasane - 0.79 cm ,Era - Early Edo period kanbun era.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with Jinie ,The hamon is Niedeki Suguha hamon with rather thick Nioikuchi.
In the Ha, small ashi work
Tsuba is Higo school but is not real old,probably as late as showa period,
Fuchi is made from shakudo & has a nice elegant autumn flowers with insects done in gold etc,its in very good condition.,Kashira is plain polished horn,
Saya is just plain Black lacquered saya.
Menuki are shakudo also with autumn flowers in gold,
Sword comes with sword bag & full oshigata of blade,
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