Order number : 15980
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with a box.
Signature : Gassan Minamoto Sadakazu Hori Dosaku
Showa 56 Nen 2 gatsu Kichijitsu,(The blade was made at February lucky day, 1981)
Box : Copy of great Hasebe Motte Senzo Denrai Soshu-den Kitae Ho Syowa 56 Nen 2 gatsu Kichijitsu Yamato Koku Miwayama Hui Kawa No ue Gassan Sadakazu.
(The blade was made by old Soshu-den lucky day of February,1981 at the upper part of the the Fui river at Miwa mountain in Yamato by Gassan Sadakazu.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 40.4 cm or 15.9 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 4.22 cm or 1.66 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Modern ages.
Shape : The blade is wide (4.22cm) and thickness (0.67cm)
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful Yamashiro texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Hitatsura Hamon especially from Monouchi area to Kissaki area, actibe Hitatsura Hamon. in Hamon, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Special feature : The 2nd generation Gassan Sadakazu was born as 3rd son of Gassan Sadakatsu, at Osaka city in 1907.
He started to making swords when he was 13 years old. And his first signature was “Sadamitsu”.
In 1924, he exhibited at The 1st Osaka Bijutsu-Kyokai-ten, and he got Nyusen prize.
But after World War 2 ended with Japan defeat, making new swords has been prohibited for a while.
At 1965, he restarted his work as a swordsmith and he constructed his workshop again.
In 1966, he succeeded the signature “Gassan Sadakazu” that was his grand father’s signature.
He got Saiko-sho prize (highest award) at Shinsaku Meito-ten exhibition for the 3rd times in a row, since 1967 to 1969.
In 1971, he became a Ningen-Kokuho (Living National Treasure of Japan).
In 1979, he got a Kun 4to Kyokujitsu Sho-jusho prize.
He kept continuing forging swords until he passed away in 1995.
This sword was made after he became National treasure and the blade is wide and thick with beautiful engraved typical copy of Hasebe Kunishige.
The sword accompanied Dr Kunzan’s sayagaki and his own Hakogaki.
I think this sword is one of the best quality Soshu-den Hasebe style sword.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
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Price : JPY ¥1,500,000-. (shipping costs not included in price)