Ordering number : 19223
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Naniwa Ju Gassan Unryushi Sadakazu Zo(Kokuin)
Meiji Gannen Kishu
Shishinto: 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 yo Jyo saku Jyo Saku Regular saku J ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 69.1 cm or 27.20 inches.
Sori : 1.06 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 745 grams.
Era : Meiji Gennen 1868.
Shape : Wide and thick with Sori.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
There are Ko Ashi, double Hamon, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is round Hakikake style. The copy of Hosho.
Special feature: 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 Craftman to the Imperial Household in 1906
and received a command to make a gunto for the Emperor Meiji in the next year. Sadakazu passed away in 1918, aged 73.
Sadakazu’s second son, Sadakatsu was also a famous swordsmith.
Sadakatsu’s third son succeeded the name Sadakazu as the Second was approved
an important intangible cultural assets known as Ningen-kokuho in the postwar Japan.
Generally, as the blade is getting smaller, as the difficulty increases to make it perfect.
He had been constant in his devotion to making sword
all his life. Everybody respected him for the nobility of his mind.
His character appears on his works in every corner especially
on their meticulous attended tang to the file pattern.
From Aoi Art : Gassan Unryushi Sadakazu succeeded to make reappearance restoration sword
and keep this technique as their top secret for his family.
He succeeded the technique over his master Sadayosi and moved up
his technique and finally mastered Bizien den, Sosyu den,
Mino Den Yamashiro Den and Yamato den and also high tenique of engraving sword which is called Toshin boor.
After the decree banning the wearing of swords、He spent very hard time
but At Meiji 39, he appointed as Teisitsu art member at meiji 39th.
This blade has beautiful Masame Hada.
We recommend this sword very much.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.