HIZEN TADAHIRO, NIDAI

WAKZASHI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIZEN TADAHIRO, NIDAI

WAKIZASHI

NBTHK

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI:  HIZEN no DAIJO FUJWARA TADAHIRO

DATE: NONE

NAGASA:  45cm (17.75")

OVERALL:  59.53cm (23.44")

MIHABA: 2.86cm (1.125")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.25")

SORI:  1.27 cm (0.5")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: KIRI

MUNE: IORI

HADA:  KONUKA

HAMON: KO-GUNOME BASED ON SUGUHA

BOSHI:

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI:  2 PC. GOLD FOIL

SHIRASAYA

 

The Nidai Tadahiro, aka Omi no Daijo Tadahiro, was the son of shodai Tadayoshi, who keep in mind was also the Shodai Tadahiro. Hizen Yoshinobu was the adopted son of Tadayoshi and was set to become heir to the tadayoshi school.  However, when Nidai Tadahiro was born late in Tadayoshi's life, he became blood heir to the school.  He began his career of sword making as a mere child of only ten years old and continued until his death in 1693 at age 80.  He was trained by his father Tadayoshi, as well as the senior smith's of the school like Masahiro and Yoshinobu. His career spanned some 70 years, making him the most prolific smith of the Hizen school.

 

Like his father the nuances and variations of his mei changed over time.  

 

The sword is ubu, in good polish and are without serious flaws. There are a few surface scratches and light scuffs, and one small kittae ware under the habaki, but again nothing serious at all as can be seen clearly in the ample photos.  The sword comes in shirasaya and is accompanied by the older green NBTHK Kitchu papers. Yes, I am aware of the controversy and scandal which surrounds these green papers, however I will not be drawn into debate regarding them.  It is my job to make this word available as is.  It is your job to determine if it is for you. Papers or no papers, I will say, that it is priced accordingly. 

Again, Tadahiros works are rated O-Wazamono by Yamada, Fujishiro rates him at Jojo Saku level, Hawley's rates him a 70 pt smith.

 

$2750 plus S/H

 

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