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    17th Century Japanese Katana by Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro Swords

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    ~ 17th Century Japanese Katana Attributed To Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro ~


    Tadahiro is perhaps the most prolific smith of the Shinto period, with a work span of over 60 years.

    Hashimoto Shinzaemon was born in 1572 to a samurai family. At the age of 13 he took up sword smithing with relatives (possibly Iyo no Jo Munetsugu) at Nagasemura. He took up the name Tadayoshi, and his skill must have grown rapidly, for at the age of 25 he travelled to Kyoto and was accepted as a student of Umetada Myoju.

    Tadayoshi would eventually leave Kyoto to work for the Nabeshima clan in Hizen province. The Nabeshima specifically fostered the school set up by Tadayoshi and Hizen became a great swordmaking center.

    Later in his life Tadayoshi received the title of Mutsu no Daijo, and on this occasion he changed his name to Tadahiro and his style changed along with his signature.

    This Koshi Sori (curvature near hilt) type signed blade is consistent with its work.

    His style is typical for the Hizen Tadayoshi line: a strong sugata and a kitae and hamon that borrowed elements of the Rai School, mostly Rai Kunimitsu. Like Rai, the skin steel was forged very thin on Hizen swords so it is common to see shingane showing through.

    The jigane is usually a fine quality itame, sometimes nishijihada (pear skin hada) based on the works of the Rai smiths. The typical suguba hamon is done in nie deki (as it is in our case) with a chu (medium) tip done with a omaru hamon pattern.

    The tang is futsu kuri-jiri with no file visible yasurime.

    The fittings on the blade are late, the sword being used as a military piece in the Second World War. This is the reason for which the blade has such amount of wear and is not so good looking as others made by Tadahiro.

    The tsuba is made of brass with the cherry flower pattern decorations and serial number ‘11’ on it.

    The habaki (blade’s collar) seems to be a period piece.

    The scabbard is a black leather bamboo one with one suspension ring.

    The grip is an Efu Tachi one from a Bird's Head Tachi variation, usually used on the court swords. This may suggest that the sword has been last used by a court official.

    The grip is covered in black leather, of the same type as the one on the scabbard.

    ~ Dimensions ~

    The blade in 23 inches long (59cm) and the overall length of the sword is 32 ½ inches (83 cm).

    The length of the sword in its scabbard is 37 inches (94 cm).

    It weighs 1.35 kg.

    ~ Condition ~

    The blade developed some pitting and has few nicks towards the tip.

    Overall, considering its age, it is well preserved.

    The hamon faded but remains visible.

    The leather remains soft.

    The scabbard has some wear on it.

    ~ Postage ~

    UK postage is £18 or it can be inspected in our shop.
    £ 1,650
    Category:Blades
    Subcategory:Swords
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 1,650
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:17th Century Japanese Katana by Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
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    17th Century Japanese Katana by Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro  Swords
    17th Century Japanese Katana by Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro Swords
    £ 1,650
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