Katana:Ishido Unju Kazuhide Sei Tan(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)

Ordering number: 22580
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)

Signature: Ishido Unju Kazuhide Sei Tan
石堂運寿一秀精鍛
Ganji Gannen 2 Gatsu Hi
元治元年二月日

Shinshinto: Jyojyo saku
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold painted copper Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:73.03cm or 28.75inches.
Sori:1.36cm or 0.53inches.
Mekugi:1
Width at the hamachi:3.23cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.2cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane:0.84cm or 0.33inches.
The weight of the sword:980grams
Era: Ganji 1, the late Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and longer Kissaki. Ububa is left and the blade is in a good condition.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Plain Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with lots of Ashi. Boshi is Midarekomi.

From Aoi Art: We have never seen Mei which says Ishi do Unju Kazuhide Sei Tan, but we don’t think that it is made by another swordsmith than Korekazu because Hamon and Mei are very similar. We’ve looked up many books for that Mei, but found nothing. We have to wait for researches in the future. Maybe we could think that this was made by a pupil of Korekazu. This work has Tokubetsu Hozon paper by NBTHK, so it is clear that the Mei is genuine.
There are some scratches. If you want to ask us to polish this sword, the additional polishing cost will be JPY60,000.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:720,000 JPY-.

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