A rare and important Hizen katana
Signed Hizen kuni no ju Fujiwara Tadahiro (Tadayoshi I; 1574 -1632) and dated Kan'ei kyunen nigatsu kichi jitsu (An auspicious day in the second month of 1632) and with a gold inlaid cutting test inscription Futatsudo saidan Yamano Ka'emon Nagahisa (Yamano Ka'emon Nagahisa cut through two bodies) with kao and date Kanbun sannen jugatsu nijuni hi (The twenty second day in the tenth month of 1663) , Edo period (1632)
Sugata: [configuration]: hon-zukuri, iori-mune, broad with broad shinogi, even breadth, shallow even curve, o-kissaki
Kitae: [forging pattern]: clear hagane with tightly packed ko-itame, overall rich in fine ji-nie with chikei
Hamon [tempering pattern]: chu-suguha of deep nioi, bright and clear nioi-guchi,
much ko-nie, fine kinsuji and sunagashi,
Boshi [tip]: sugu with ko-maru
Nakago [tang]: ubu, single mekugi-ana, kiri file marks, with smith's signature on the sashi-omote, date on the ura together with a gold inlaid cutting test record, iriyamagata-jiri
Habaki [collar]: Single gold
Nagasa [length of blade]: 71.1 cm long
Koshirae [mounting]: katana mounting, the saya of alternating lateral bands of red and black lacquer, fuchi-kashira of iron with inlaid silver linked manji, gilt menuki of vajra, 99 cm

The blade accompanied by a certificate of registration as a Juyo Token (Important sword) no. 8589 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword), dated 14th April 1989
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