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Q681. Wakizashi Signed Omi Kami Tadayoshi, Tokubetsu Hozon

$4,650 + Shipping & Insurance

Q681.  Omi no Kami Tadayoshi. 5th generation mainline Hizen.

Nagasa: 22 1/16" 56 cm.

Sori: .8 cm.

Moto haba: 3.1 cm.

Moto kasane: .75 cm.

Saki haba: 2.1 cm.

Saki kasane: .5 cm.

Nakago nagasa: 6" 15.1 cm.

Overall in shirasaya: 32" 81.2 cm.

Shinogi zukuri, koshoi zori, iore mune, chu kissaki. The hada is ko itame in bright ji nie. The hamon is suguba in shallow undulations in a consistent nioi guchi covered in compact ko nie; there are subtle hataraki. The boshi is a continuation of the hamon ending in ko maru with a medium length kaeri. The blade is perfectly flawless and perfectly in a professional grade polish (there isn't a mark on it), with a silver foil habaki and in well made shirasaya. There are a few shallow dents in the shirasaya. This sword comes with a Tokubetsu Hozon paper from the NBTHK dated 2008 and giving it to Godai (5th generation).

5th Tadayoshi was born in 1696 and he died in 1775. He signed with the name Tadahiro until the passing of his father, the 4th Tadayoshi, in 1747. He received the title Omi no Kami in 1750; this wakizashi was made sometime in the last 25 years of his long life. This wakizashi, also, is very well made: a classic Hizen-to in immaculate condition. 2 pounds, 6 ounces. $4,650.

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