AS23222 Wakizashi: Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)


Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature :Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro 近江大掾藤原忠広 

Shinto: Jyo Jyo Saku: Owazamono: Hizen
(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.

habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length :46.515 cm or 18.31 inches.
Sori: 1.06cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.99cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.32cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane: 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword: 445 grams
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi with moderate Sori and longer Kissaki.
The shape is nice.
Jigane : Well grained, clear Konuka Hada Jigane.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Ko Ashi.

Era: early Edo period around Kanbun era, late 17th century.

Special feature: Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro was a swordsmith from Hizen, the son of Tadayoshi 1st generation.Tadahiro was only 19 years old when his father passed away in 1632, but he was enough skillful to make sword at that time. Although he was called Tadahiro “the second”, he never assumed the name of Tadayoshi, but only used the name of Tadahiro.

Although he had a long life and produced a large number of works, there were some works produced by Tadahiro the 3rd generation from in his later years. His works are designated as “Oo Wazamono” because of their sharpness. He is said to be the best Hizen sword maker in terms of the beauty of the ground iron, and is highly regarded as a master craftsman second only to his father TadaYoshi.

From Aoi Art: The Omi Daijo Tadahiro is characterized by good shape, beautiful jigane with the Konuka Hada of the Hizen sword. The Hamon is middle thickness Suguha Hamon with deep Nioikuchi. He is a well known swordsmith to many sword lovers.
It is said that the sword given to Okada Izo by Ryoma Sakamoto during the Edo period was Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro. Okada Izo was born into a family of Tosa Domain local Samurai at the end of the Edo period. He participated in the activities of the Tosa Kinno Party and is said to have assassinated a number of important Shogunate officials, earning him the nickname“Manslayer Izo“.
Tadahiro produced a large number of pieces due to his long life, and all of them are well made. This Wakizashi shows Tadahiro’s characteristics well.It is a good piece of work.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.

Winning Bid: ¥372,000

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