Ordering number : 17370
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Ishido Fujiwara Korekazu Saku Kore
Bunkyu 2 Nen 8 Gatsu,
The blade was made in Bunkyu 2nd.(1862 August )
Sayagaki was doen by Dr Kanzan: Ishido Fujiwara Korekazu Bunkyu 2 nenki
Hachyo 2syaku 3 sun 5 bu Syowa Tsuchinoe Saru Syoto
Kichijitsu Kanzan Shi.
Shin Shin to: Jyo Jyo Saku: Musashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to yo Jyo saku Jyo Saku Regular saku J ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.3 cm or 28.07 inches.
Sori :1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.82 cm or 0.85 inches.
The weight of the sword 810 grams.
Era : Late Edo period Bunkyu 2nd. 1862.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki.
On both sides of the blade, engraved bo-hi.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach like Hizen Konuka hada style.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with rather deep nioikuchi and small ashi
with deep nioikuchi bright and clear.
Special feature: Ishido Korekazu was born as a nephew of Kato Chounsai Tsunatoshi, learned from him and he succeeded the Ishido family
as the seventh generation, he passed away in 1894 aged 75.
He made So-denbizen den which is mixed up with Bizen and Sosty den style.
First generation Korekazu made Bizenden style with nice Utsuri
but 7th generation Korekazu made swords like Sosyu style.
This sword was made at Bunkyu end year.(1862)
This sword is Suguha hamon which is very rear bright and clear nice hamon.
Saya :Red color saya.
Tsuba :On the round iron Tsuba,
engraved an umbrela? open work. Higo school.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, samurai with
From Aoi Art: As you know Ishido Unjyu Korekazu 7th generation is one
of the top ranking so-so den sword makers in Shinshin to sword makers.
Even though the blade is suguha, the hamon’s nioikuchi is soft
with ashi is perfect condition.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.