対馬守藤原貞重
Tsushima no kami Sadashige
O-Wazamono Wakizashi
SCHOOL Owari
PERIOD Edo Jidai Manji Circa 1658
PAPER/CLASSIFICATION NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Nintei-sho 1969 
MEI "Tsushima no kami Fujiwara Sadashige"  
TOKOTAIKAN RANKING 2 Million Yen
FUJISHIRO RANKING Chu Saku
HAWLEY RANKING 20 points
FORM Wakizashi
NAGASA 56.8 cm
SUGATA  Shinogi-zukuri
SORI Tori-zori
SORI MEASUREMENT 0.6 cm
KISSAKI Chu-Kissaki
KISSAKI MEASUREMENT 3.5 cm
MUNE Iori mune
KASANE 7 mm
MOTOHABA 3.2 cm
SAKIHABA 2.4 cm
NAKAGO CONDITION Ubu
NAKAGO SHAPE Standard with irayamagata jiri  
MEKUGIANA One
YASURIME  Sujikai



Hamon :   Ko-nie deki gunome midare with lots of togari. Sugu yakidashi. Luminous and tight nioi guchi with lots of ashi.

Boshi :   Ko-maru sagari with a short return.

Kitae :   Itame and mokume with ji-nie and muneyaki.


About this sword :   This is a fine wakizashi by Tsushima no kami Sadashige. He was a student of Ettchu no Kami Minamoto Rai Sadayuki. He lived in Nagoya of Owari province and also made swords at Osaka. This is a wide and powerful blade. It has a 3.2 cm moto haba and a 2.4 cm sakihaba. The kasane is still 7 mm after 350 years. Blades with this level of health are very desirable.

This Sadashige is one of only 21 smiths that were ranked as O wazamono in Yamada Yoshitoshi's 1851 book. The criteria to achieve this ranking is that 7-8 out of 10 tested blades by a given smith had to perform at the o-kiremono level. The meaning of o-kiremono is that tested blades cut through the central chest of an adult male completely and with ease. Works by O-wazamono makers are celebrated for their outstanding achievement in executing the functional purpose of a blade. Sadashige is ranked at 2 million yen in the Tokotaikan and Chu Saku by Fujishiro. There is a kiri komi on the omote mune. A badge of honor showing that this blade was in a fight and survived it well.

This blade has a well-made antique silver foil double habaki and an old shira-saya in good condition. The polish is old, but in good condition. It is also accompanied by a 1969 NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper. This is a fine blade and one that should appeal strongly to those that appreciate the function of a sword: cuts well, doesn't bend, doesn't break and the by-proudct of it's function = beauty.

$5500





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