A beautiful sword in the Hizen tradition. This blade is a wonderful example of one of the best smiths of the Tadayoshi line. This sword is signed “Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro” and the shinsa team dated it Keian 1648. That would be the 2nd generation and in Fujishiro he is listed as “Jo Jo Saku level”.
Saijo saku (High level Very best smith)
Jojo saku (High level best smith)
Jo saku (High level smith)
Chujo saku (Good level smith)
Chu saku (standard level smith)
(please note this is a general interpretation of the Fujishiro ratings)
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 had enough skill to forge swords at that time. Tadahiro was designated
as Omi-Daijo in 1641, at the age of 29 not only did he continued forge swords
but also supervised many pupils until his death in 1693, aged 80.
He is known as very skillful swordsmith almost all his works are above the standard hizen-to level. Takahiro was good at both Suguha-hamon and Choji-midare Hamon. He was especially good at forging the beautiful jitetsu called konuka-hada. His work is appreciated
as the best among the hizen-to. His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness.
This Tadahiro is in immaculate fully restored condition, papered and mounted. This sword comes ensuite with wonderful koshirai. The Fuchi/Kasira are papered and menuki are of fine quality. The tsuba is in iron and very uniquely carved with dragons on both sides. The habaki is completed in silver foil. The sword comes with a shirasaya also and is papered to authenticate to signature and quality. A great historical item!
- Mei: Hizen Tadahiro
- Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
- Nagasa: 26-1/2 inches
- Sori: 15.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 31.5 mm
- Width at the yokote: 21.7 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.2 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Suriage
- Kitae: Itame/mokume
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Good polish
Asking price: $18,000.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-825.
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Charles Ireland 10-12k for him