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Mumei Shinshinto Katana


An ubu mumei shinshinto katana in later shingunto koshirae. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu kissaki, shallow sori, Kanbun sugata.   Hawatare:  2 shaku i sun 7 bu (66 cm / 25.98").  Motohaba:  3.278  cm.   Sakihaba:  2.319  cm.   Kasane:  7.53 mm.   Nioi deki choji midare, sakachoji,  naga choji,  hako choji, ashi, yo, tobiyaki nado.  The jigane is a tight masame with chikei, nado.  The blade can be appreciated as it is.  However,  some light scrathing and scuffing, especially in the area of the kissaki, would benefit from a polish. 

I do not usually venture into kantei, however in my opinion, the Nakago jiri, yasuimei, the florid nioi deki hamon, and masame hada all fit with the work of the seventh generation Ishido  Korekazu.    $3,000

*   The Ishido school was started by Kato Tsunatoshi, from Unshu, who moved to Edo with his elder brother Tsunahide.   He was employed by Lord Uetsugi, He called himself  Chounsai, a named passed down to his son.  While he did do works in toranba, like his brother, his best works are in the Bizen tradition.  Tight nioiguchi of ko-choji midare and midare.  There are hard black spots in his  yakigashira.  His hada is dense mokume mixed with o-hada.                                  *   The second generation Tsunnatoshi, studied under Seiryukeb Moritoshi, a student of the first generation Tsunatoshi.  He took the name of Chounsai, and after his father's death, that of Tsunatoshi.  He often worked in collaberation with his father and did daimei and and daisaku.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      *    Unshu Korekazu was Tsunatoshi's nephew, and seventh generation master of the Ishido school.  Based in Bizen style, he incorporated Soshu traditions into his works,.  He called himself Unjusai, and was in the employ of the Tokugawa government.  He was in high social standing, along with other like Koyama Munetsugu.  He made swords for the Ise Shrine, and the famous Edo magistrate Toyama Saenmon no Jo.  He lived to be 75, dieing in 1889.



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SMumei Shinshinto Katana, Showing Masame Hada


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