Ordering number : 18094
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Sekido Unju Korekazu Saku (7th generation)
Manei Gannen 6 Gatsu Hi (June 1860)
Shin Shin to: Jyo Jyo saku: Musashi province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 50.3 cm or 19.80 inches.
Sori :1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Width at the hamachi :3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane :0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Edo period. 1860.
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi. The kissaki is long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained. Muji Fu.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
The Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Korekazu is a sword smith of Yamagata prefecture, Yonezawa.
He studied under the Tsunatoshi. He moved to Edo.
He got married with 6 generation Ishido Korekazu’s
daughter.（ son-in-law） and succeeded 7th generation.
He passed away at Meiji 24th age 75.
He made many swords during his life from late Tenpo era to Meiji first.
He was good at Soden Bizen style.
Saya :Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Iron Tsuba, wild goose design is engraved with open work.
Menuki : Horse is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, plants are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka Kogatana: Iron plate, crab is engraved with gold and silver color.
From Aoi Art: Sekido Unji Korekazu 7th generation is the most skillful
sword smith in the Sekido school. His evaluation is high.
There are a number of his NBTHK Juyo blades.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.