Dai Sho : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu/(Eda Kikumon)Omi Kami Minamoto Hisamichi. Hisatsugu

Ordering number : 16345

Dai Sho :

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Dai :Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku Kao
Koki 2603 Nen Tame Morita Ryutaro Uji Shugo

Explanation: This blade was made for Mr. Morita Ryutaro in 1943.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Gassan Habaki.
Blade length : 67.0 cm or 26.37 inches.
Sori :2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 3.00 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Weight of the blade: 745grams.
Era : Showa 18 year(1943)
Shape : Wide and thick, Mitsu Mune style Katana.
There are Bo-Hi and Soe-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Ayasugi Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is blackish.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are fine Kinsuji.

Special feature: Gassan Sadakatsu was born as the second son of the First Gassan Sadakazu in 1869.
Sadakatsu was a representative swordsmith of Taisho to early Showa period. He was an amazing swordsmith
to make all of Soshu-den, Bizen-den and Yamato-den. Especially his distinctive Ayasugi-hada inherits
the tradition that has been continued from the Kamakura period still lives on in gendai swordsmiths.
Under his famous father Sadakazu the First, Sadakatsu forged only a few swords inscribed his swordsmith
name until the death of Sadakazu in the late Taisho era. Gadakatsu put all his energies into making his own sword
after 1920’s as a purveyor to the Imperial Household, special swords to dedicate the Ise-Jingu shrine,
accepting orders by high dignitaries. He tempered sword with sincere and faithful attitude in conformity with 
Shintoism. Under that he trained many excellent swordsmiths. His two most excellent pupils,
one was his real son the Second Gassan Sadakazu and the other was Takahashi Sadatsugu,
were designated as preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Assets,
popularly known as Living National Treasures. Sadakatsu passed away in 1943, aged 74.

Koshirae :
Saya : Black and reddish brown Saya with gold Nashiji.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, wave design is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Large size Shakudo Menuki, plants and birds are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: signature: Jukakusai Masayoshi.
Shakudo Nanako, birds are engraved with gold color.

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Sho : Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : (Eda Kikumon)Omi Kami Minamoto Hisamichi
(Kikumon)Hisamichi Chakushi Minamoto Rai Hisatsugu

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo jyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 54.0 cm or 21.25 inches.
Sori : 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Weight of the blade: 585grams.
Era : Edo period, around Shotoku era (1711-1715).
Shape : Wide and thick blade with Sori. Nice shape Katana.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
This is beautiful Yamashiro’s Jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.

Special feature : Oumi kami Hisamichi is a student of second generation Iga no kami Kinmichi.
He is not originally from Mishian however he has received the honor
of becoming one of 5 selective Kyoto sword smith.
At Kanbun first year, he has received the post of Oumi daijyo and
at the same year he has changed his post to Oumi no kami.
Some of his works include Kikumon of 16 petals while he has also engraved Kiku-mon with branches.
There were no branch Kiku-mon used for Enpo 8th Year Augustj.
He was allowed to use the signature of Second generation Igano kami Kinmichi MIshina signature.
On the nakago, there is branch crest engraved.
At the time it was quite new to have chrysanthemum Eda(branch) Kiku-mon.
First generaiton Oumi kami Kisamchi was called Hori Rokurobe.
He was a student of second generation Kinmichi and was called One of the Big five Kyoto Sword Smith.
At Kanbun 1st year he has received the post of Oumi Daijo.
At same here when he has changed to Oumi kami, he has passed away at the age of 85.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, wave design is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako, morning glory is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black and reddish brown Saya with gold Nashiji.
Menuki : Shakudo, Kirin(Chinese myterious creature) is engraved.
Kozuka : Shibuichi plate, wave design is engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: It is very rare that the Daisho of Gassan Sadakatsu and Hisamichi, Hisatsugu.
The Koshirae is also very beautiful.
We strongly recommend this item for you.

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NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper for each blade.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 2,650,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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