武蔵大掾是一
Musashi no Daijo Korekazu
SCHOOL Edo Ishido
PERIOD Edo: Circa, Manji (1658-1661)
PAPER/CLASSIFICATION NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon 
MEI "Musashi no Daijo Korekazu"  
TOKOTAIKAN RANKING 4 Million Yen
FUJISHIRO RANKING Jo Saku
FORM Wakizashi
NAGASA 51.6 cm
SUGATA  Shinogi-zukuri
SORI Tori-zori
SORI MEASUREMENT 0.6 cm
KISSAKI Chu-Kissaki
KISSAKI MEASUREMENT 3.2 cm
MUNE Iori mune
KASANE 6 mm
MOTOHABA 3 cm
SAKIHABA 2.2 cm
NAKAGO CONDITION Ubu
NAKAGO SHAPE Standard with irayamagata jiri  
MEKUGIANA One
YASURIME  Katte-sagari



Hamon :   Nioi-deki choji gunome midare. The nioi-guchi is bright and vibrant. There are ashi, yo and sunagashi.

Boshi :   Midare-komi with hakikake and a medium return.

Kitae :   Ko-mokume with midare utsuri, ji-nie abd chikei. The ji-nie is made up of ko-nie. Clear midare utsuri which is most conspicuous in the koshi of the blade. Mokume hada can be seen mixed with masame in the shinogi-ji.


About this sword :   This is a fine wakizashi by the shodai Ishido Korekazu. He was active around (1658-1661) and from the Edo-Ishido school. This group descended from the Ichimonji Sukemune line and continued their process of sword making intermixed with shinto tokuden. The result of which is in a nioi-deki choji hamon with midare utsuri but also showing a more shinto style jigane with ko-mokume, ji-nie and chikei. The Ishido Korekazu line continued for seven generations through the shin-shinto period. The shodai Korekazu is a highly regarded smith. He was ranked as Ryo-wazamono by the Yamada family, listed at 4 million yen in the Toko Taikan and ranked as Jo Saku by Fujishiro.

This blade is very healthy and has no kizu. The quality of the polish is excellent. The geometry is crisp. The jigane and utsruri are very clear and the hadori is well done, following the dynamic nioi-guchi precisely. The workmanship of this blade shows a fully controlled nioi-guchi and evenly tempered jigane. The choji gunome midare hamon is stunning and this work is an ideal and representative example of the first generation Korekazu.

This blade comes with a Tokubetsu Hozon Paper from the NBTHK. It has a finely made double gold-foil habaki and a shirasaya. There are some dings in the shira-saya. This blade is ubu and zaimei. The nakago condition is excellent and there is only one nakgao-ana. An exciting opportunity to own a Tokubetsu Hozon Shodai Ishido Korekazu.

SOLD





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