Listing a very beautiful Omi Daijo Tadahiro katana in koshirae. This is the nidai jojo-saku smith who was most responsible turning Hizen into the most successful center of sword forging during the Edo period. Omi Daijo (second generation) Tadahiro had a number of exceptional students, in particular his son Mutsu no kami Tadayoshi, who was saijo o-wazamono rated. This example has a perfectly typical konuka-hada and bright suguha hamon in ko-nie. It is slightly suriage, and signed Hizen (no) kuni ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro. In a very nice handachi koshirae, with mokume style tsuba and beautiful lacquerwork. The Tadahiro has an excellent length of over 2 shaku 3 sun 1 bu. I am listing this for a special price for a high quality katana in Edo period koshirae by one of the most important smiths of the Edo period.