(Hizen) Tadakuni (fss-860)
TADAKUNI HARIMA NO DAIJÔ [KEIAN 1648 HIZEN] SHINTÔ JÔSAKU
He is the son of Hizen Yoshiie, and his family name is Hashimoto. In the beginning he inscribed the “MA” of Harima no Daijô as the “MA” of rub. [TN: The bottom radical in the kanji is the radical of “TE”, or hand, rather than “ISHI” or stone. Look at the fourth and tenth items in the third phrase.] In looking at his works from Kan’ei to Kanbun, the older ones say HARIMA NYÛDÔ TAITETSU, and works can be seen which have a good form, ji is ko-moku, hamon is chû-suguba or an exuberant midareba. (Wazamono)
Signatures: HIZEN JÛ HARIMA NO DAIJÔ FUJIWARA TADAKUNI
This is an excellent wakazashi made by a high level “jo-saku” smith. This sword is in great condition and has a very well made hada in a ko-mokume styes with some course areas. The hamon is extremely active and exuberant. This is typical of Tadakuni. The sword is in original mounts that show some wear but the fitting are in good condition and its complete. This wonderful old wakazashi has many things going for it and would be a fine sword to add to any collection.
- Mei: HARIMA NO DAIJÔ FUJIWARA TADAKUNI
- Date: (Edo) SHINTO 1600’s
- Nagasa: 21″ inches
- Sori: 12.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 28.7 mm
- Width at the yokote: 21.1 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.5 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: ko-mokume
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Polished
Asking price: $4,900.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-860.
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Mei: HARIMA NO DAIJÔ FUJIWARA TADAKUNI
As a result of a shinsa at this organization, the above item has been
determined to be Hozon Tôken,
March 3, 2006
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