Ordering number: 22582
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature: Moro Dai Kore Motte Shinsui Tsukuru Kore Fujiwara Korekazu
Bunkyu 4 Kinoe Ne Nen Shogatsu Mizunoto U Ganjitsu
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.
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:76.1cm or 29.96inches.
Sori:1.2cm or 0.47inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.24cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.31cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane:0.9cm or 0.35inches.
The weight of the sword:1085grams
Era: Bunkyu 4, the late Edo period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick. Solid shape. Bamboo is engraved on both sides.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained really well. Plain and clear Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare with lots of Ashi. Boshi is Midarekomi.
Special feature: Mei is engraved as “Moro Dai Kore Motte Shinsui Tsukuru Kore Fujiwara Korekazu”. Generally, his swords seldom have sword-carvings, but sometimes we can see that some dragons are engraved on his blade. He must have made great efforts to make this blade. This is one of his masterpieces. We truly recommend this to you.
From Aoi Art: This work has an engraving of rabbit, U, the Eto of next year. We truly recommend this Saijyo saku by Korekazu.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta