Ordering number : 15805
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(49th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Sekido Unju Korekazu
Bunkyu 2 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Sayagaki: Sekido Unju Korekazu Bunkyu 2 Nen, Kasaku.
Blade length is 69.7cm.
witten by Dr. Kunzan.
Shinshinto: 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 Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.36 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.79 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with Okissaki.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jihada is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare and Choji Midare.
There are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midarekomi styke with thick Nioikuchi.
Special feature: Sekido 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 Sodenbizen den which is convined 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 meiji 2nd year but at that time,
demanding Japanese swords are very few.
Meiji Government decided to prohibit to make Japanese swords.
A lot of sword makers gave up his job.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Mokko shape Shakudo Tsuba,
wickerwaok pattern and Kiri are engraved.
Menuki : Horse is engraved. We guess this menuki is solid gold.
Fuchikashirae: Shakudo, horse is engraved.
From Aoi Art: Sekido Unju Korekazu is one of he most skillful sword smith in Shin Shin To period.
Especially, he is good at So Den Bizen. Dr. Kunzan’s Sayagaki said that
this blade is ‘Kasaku'(fine work). He seldom writes it.
He had good opinion of this blade.
This blade is masterpiece. We strongly recommend this blade for you.
49th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.