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Wakizashi: Musashi Daijyo Fuji wara Sakon Korekazu Saku

Ordering number : 14030 (Consignment Sale)

Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (Guarantee NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Musashi Daijyo Fuji
wara Sakon Korekazu Saku.(1st generation)

The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver double habaki.
Blade length : 39.39 cm or 15.50 inches.
Sori : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Mekugi: 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.31cm or 0.90 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.43cm or 0.56 inches.
Kasane : 0.43cm or 0.16 inches.
Era : Edo period Keian era(1648)
Shape : The blade is rather small size which is called Kowakizashi style.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and small utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki and nioideki mixed Cyoji midair up and down Ichimonji style hamon.
In Hamon, there are many sunagashi and also kinsuji work.
Boshi is wild midarekomi style.

Special feature : First generation Musashi Daijyo Sakon Korekazu was working
at Oumi province as Oumi ishido.
He moved to Edo and worked making Ichimonji style swords. At that period,
Mitsuhira also moved to Edo from Oumi province.
Korekazu hamon is very similar with Mitsuhira hamon.
Many years ago I found very nice Mitsuhira wakizashi in USA and brought back to Japan.
Probably This sword was accompanied with Katana daisy set.
On the shinto taiken, I found quite same sword Daito which was made as Shinsyu Matsushiro .
Anyway this Korekazu is very active same hamon of Mitsuhira Matsushiro chi.
It is very interesting signature. On the moot side, the signature is Musashi Daijyo Fuji 
and on the back side, the signature is wara Sakon Korekazu Saku.
It is very rare to see such kind of signature.
We recommend this nice sword for you.

Koshirae : well balanced nice wakizashi koshirae.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron stub, swallows are engraved open work.
Fuchikashira :On the copper plate, some flower design is engraved.
Saya : blue shell nice saya.
Menuki : I think eggplant is engraved

Guarantee NBTHK Hozon Token(I think the blade will upgrade to NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon token)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 400,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)