Ordering number : AS18262
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper for the blade and Koshirae)
Signature : Ishikuri Tsurugiya Oomikami OTachi Motte Yo Ko Testu(Gassan Sadakatsu)
Showa 14 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichi Jistu Ishikiri Keinai Sentan Gassan Saku
(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 by good polisher.
Habaki : silver Gassan habaki.
Blade length : 67.4 cm or 26.53 inches.
Sori :2.6cm or 1.02 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Showa 14, August. 1939.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thich
with deep sori and long Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon :Nie deck gunome midair with many ash consist of deep nioikuchi and soft Habuchi.
In Hamon, there are sunagashi and Kinsuji scatter.
Boshi is round shape with deep nioikuchi and hakikake style.
There are some Yaki on the sinigiji.
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 : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon To-So-Gu.
Saya :On the black roar saya, many kawarinuri mixed up unusual saya.
Tsuba :On the iron Tachitsuba, rise up small mimi and engraved Ajiro design
and also inside of the design, square shape lines are engraved
with gold and silver color.
Menuki : dragon is engraved by solid gold? or gold color.
It looks solid gold.
From Aoi Art : At Ishikiri temple which is located in Osaka at Showa 14th
August,Gassan Sadakatsu made special god sword for this shrine.
Gassan Sadakatsu made this sword by using left over iron highest quality
Tamahagane. On the Nakago mentioned Gassan made the Tamahagane
in the field of the Ishikiri temple.
The Koshirae is also high qualitywhich is very good condition.
Both sword and Koshiae are accompanied
with NBHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token and Tokubetsu hozon To-SoGu.
I recommend this sword high quality and also quite rear important sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper for the blade and Koshriae.
AOI ART estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.