Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature: Korekazu Tsukuruno (Unju Korekazu)
Kouka 4th Year February(1847)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 52 cm or 20.47 inches.
Sori : 1.3cm or 0.51 inches.
Width at the hamachi :2.77 cm or 1.09 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.88 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : It is regular width and thickness. There is some sori
and the kissaki is rather lon. It is nice shape wakizashi.
Jitetsu :KOitame hada well grained with jinie attached. There is chkei works seen.
Hamon : Consisted in konie structure, it is choji midare with undulating gunome midare line.
The ashi is well attached. There is fine sunagashi and kinsuji works. boushi is midarekomi style.
Special feature : Sekido Unjyu KOrekazu is the 7th generation of first generation Musashi Daijyo Fujiwara Korekazu.
He was the most skillfull sword smith of the gamily. He was the nephew of Chounsai Tsunatoshi and was born in Edo
at Bunsei 3rd year. He was a adopted by 6th generation Sekido family and has decended the 7th generation.
setting aside his original Ichimonji imitation hamon, he has made Soden Bizen style piece
which made him quite famous at the time. This sword has no utsuri, however,jigane is gine
and will grained. The piece reminds of Taikei Naotane. It is gorgeous choji midare hamon with absolutely no defects.
Koshirae : Handachi Koshirae
Tsuba : Tachi Tsuba
Fuchikashira : Silver
Saya : Brown Inro Kizami Saya
Menuki : On the silver, dragon is engraved.
Kozuka : On the Shibuichi, dragon and cloud are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.