KATANA

MUSASHI no DAIJO KOREKAZU

c. GENROKU 1688

NTHK KANTAISHO

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI:
MUMEI

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 71.75cm (28.25")

OVERALL: 91.44cm (36")

MIHABA: 2.97cm (1.1875")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.25")

SORI: 1.91cm (0.75")

NAKAGO: UBU / KENGYO

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: KO-SUJIKAI

MUNE: IORI

HADA: ITAME with MOKUME

HAMON: SAKA CHOJI MIDARE

BOSHI: KOMARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI: ONE PIECE SILVER

KOSHIRAE

KATANA

MUSASHI no DAIJO KOREKAZU

c. GENROKU 1688

NTHK PAPERS

Katana attributed to  Musashi no Daijo Korekazu.  The Shodai korekazu was a student of the Omi Ishido Ha.  He moved to Edo and became skilled in the Ichimonji style of choji ha, however, the shallow sori and itame hada seen in the ji differ from the ichimonji works.  This Korekazu was called Kawakami Yasuhira and his first mei was Korenaga, later assuming the title of  Nidai Korekazu.  He continued in the style of the shodai, that is ichimonji choji ha.

The Koshirae consists of a black ishime saya, dark purple tsuka-ito, Umetada style floral tsuba, the fuchi/kashira as well as the menuki are done in a motif of horses.  I might add that the menuki seem be be of better than average quality. The habaki is one piece silver.  The polish is a little subdued, but the blade is in overall very good condition, and everything can be seen. The polish in the boshi is a little dull, though in hand the hamon is clearly present, and if not papers would not have been issued, however it was near impossible for me to capture it in the photos.  There are a few very small areas of light scuffs, hike kizu or surface scratches, kitte ware, stains, etc., but nothing serious or much less fatal.

Comes with NTHK papers attributing the sword to Korekazu.

 

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