Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: 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”. Fujishiro ratings: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 in1632but he had enough skill to forge swords at that time. Tadahiro was designatedas Omi-Daijo in 1641, at the age of 29 not only did he continued forge swordsbut 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 appreciatedas 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...