Ordering number: 19662
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Naniwa Ju Gassan Sadakazu Seitan Kore
Keio 4Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu
ShinShinto: Jyo Jyo saku: Settsu.
(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 one of the highest-ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 68.8cm or 27.08 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword: 645 grams.
Era : Lte Edo period. Keio era.
Shape : The blade is regular widthm thickness
with deep sori and longer kisski.
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie aattach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Nie deki round style gunome midare from the Hamachi to
Yokote line. Inside of the Hamon, sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Special feature: Gassan Sadakazu the First who went by the name of Yagoro was born in 1836
at Hikone in Koshu province, present Shiga pref.
He became an adopted son of Gassan Sadakichi who lived at Osaka.
Sadakazu started to learn when he was eleven years old.
He was approved as a Teishitsu-Gigeiin, a craftsman to the Imperial Household in 1906
and received a command to make a gunto for Emperor Meiji in the next year. Sadakazu passed away in 1918, aged 73.
Saya: On the black roar saya, beautiful butterfly and a fan are painted by Nashiji and gold color. on the backside also painted a cloth bag by gold color.
Tsuba :On the syakudo nanako plate, rise us the mimi
and engraved Karakusa designe by gold.
Menuki: On the shakudo plate, family crest is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the shakudo nanako plate,
the flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This sword was made by Gassan sadakzu who was a member of Teisyutsu Gigeiin
Al most national treasure and one of the top-ranking polisher polished the sword and come out fantastic Jigane.
The Hamon looks like Bizen Norimitsu fantastic¥c blade without Kizu and openings.
The blade was polished by Sashikomi style.
Koshirae is a very nice mint condition.
Especially Saya was made by high ranking Makie craftsman.
We strongly recommend this high ranking sword with nice Koshirae.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.