Katana: Fujiwara Korekazu Seitan Kore(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number:24031

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu)

Signature:
Fujiwara Korekazu Seitan Kore 藤原是一精鍛之
Ansei ? Nen 2 gatsu Hi 安政◻︎年二月日

Sayagaki (translation):
Ishido Unjusai Korekazu
This sword has the inscription of the year of Ansei.
Niedeki Choji is what this swordsmith was good at creating.
The length is a little over 2 shaku 2 sun 2 bu.
written by Tanobe Tanzan in early May 2001.

According to our company standards, we categorize each swordsmith’s work into four levels: Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This piece by Fujiwara Korekazu is ranked as Jyo Jyo Saku.

Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade length: 67.5 cm (26.57 in)
Curvature: 1.1 cm (0.43 in)
Mekugi hole: not specified
Width at the base (Motohaba): 2.9 cm (1.14 in)
Width at the tip (Sakihaba): 1.89 cm (0.74 in)
Thickness at the base (Kasane): 0.73 cm (0.29 in)
Sword weight: 650 g

Era: The end of Edo period, Ansei era (1855-1860)

Shape: Ordinary in terms of width and thickness, with bo-hi carved on both sides.
Jigane: fine ko-itame hada
Hamon: niedeki soft gunome-midare with sunagashi and kinsuji.

Features: Fujiwara Korekazu, also known as Unju Korekazu was born in Yonezawa and learned sword-making from his uncle Kato Tsunatoshi. He moved to Edo and became the 7th generation of Unju Korekazu. He is said to be have been the best swordsmith of the Korekazu family. He was good at making Soshu-den and Soden Bizen, the mixture of Soshu-den and Bizen-den. He passed away in Meiji 24 (1891).

Koshirae: Appears to be Satsuma style.
Tsuba:Mokko- shaped iron tsuba with paulownia and arabesque.
Fuchikashira: Iron base
Saya (Scabbard): Black lacquered saya with golden Aoi-mon and samegawa (ray skin).
Menuki: paulownia family crest.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper for Katana
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper for Koshirae
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:1,750,000 JPY-.

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