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Tadayoshi

一般情報 General information

製品番号 Product No.

WA-009 (忠吉) Tada-Yoshi. (Rokudai-6e Generation).

剣の種類 Sword type

Wakizashi.

MEI ( Omote)

肥前國忠吉 Hizen (no) kuni Tadayoshi.

MEI ( Ura)

n/a

時代 Era

寛政 Kansei   period. 1789-1800.

日付 Date

1790-1815.

Province          

肥前 Hizen.

School

忠吉 Tadayoshi.

Teacher

忠吉 Tadayoshi.

 

 

寸法 Measurements

長さ Nagasa

38.5 cm      

反り Sori

1.50 cm

元幅 Motohaba

2.80 cm

先幅 Sakihaba

2.10 cm

重ね Kasane

0.60 cm

Nakago

11.8 cm

 

 

鑑定 Kantei Registration

日本美術刀剣保存協会                  NBTHK Certificate

保存刀剣 HOZON TŌKEN.

他の証明書                                       Other certificate

N.T.H.K.: KANTEISHO

考課 Appraisal                                      鑑定 Kantei

上作 Jyo Saku.

状態 Status

上等 Superior.

研磨 Polish

平均研磨上記 above average polishing.

切れ味の分類                     Classification on  sharpness

業物 Wazamono.

 

詳細 Details

姿 Sugata

Shinogi zukuri, ihori mune, torii sori.

Hada

Chu kissaki.

切先 Kissaki

Very tightly forged ko-mokume hada, mijin ji nie, tasho chikei, tokorodokoro shirakeru.

刃文 Hamon

Suguha, ko nie deki, nioiguchi shimari.

彫物 Horimone

n/a

帽子 Bōshi

Sugu ko maru nagaku kaeru.

中心 Nakago

Ubu, saki iri yamagata, yasuri me asai katte sagari.

目釘穴 Mekugi-ana

1 mekugi ana.

はばき Habaki

Nice copper bases, gold folded double Habaki.

外装 Koshirae

Currently not present, being restored.

自鞘 Shira-saya

The blade is polished and stored in a nice Shirasaya with a purple-coloured silk bag.

追加情報                                         Additional Information

The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by “Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) issuing a Nihonto “保存刀剣 Hozon Tōken Kanteisho” certificate number: 341905.

Provided on 平成七年七月二十一日. Heisei shichi nen shichi gatsu ni jū ichi hi, July 31th, 1996.

歴史 History

The so called go ji Mei or signature consisting of 5 kanji / characters was inscribed by all Tadayoshi’s of the province HIZEN, so it is not easy to determine who the maker is of this sword/blade.

Precise comparisons with the different signatures gives me an idea of the different generations; I therefore attributed this sword to HASHIMOTO SHINSAEMON, according to Tokuno Kazuo sensei and Eguchi Shoshin sensei he was the 2nd son of the 5th generation Tadayoshi and therefore the 6th generation. He received the title Omi no Kami in 1790 and thereupon changed his name Tadahiro into Tadayoshi.

According to all the experts who use this ranking system the smith is counted among the jyo saku (Superior Made) class.

Reading the documentation / sources regard to Tadayoshi, he died at the age of 80 in Bunka 12 (1815), but according to the Nihonto Meikan of Homma Junji sensei and ISHII Masakuni sensei, Tadayoshi 6th   generation, already passed away at the each of 45 year.

His work closely resembles that of his father.

  

 

価格 price of Nihonto in Shirasaya € 6.250,–            

(Shipping fee is not included in the price).

Pictures of the Koshirae/mounting will be posted later.