Ordering number : 18568
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku
Kouki 2600 Nen Kinen
Sayagaki: signature: Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku
Koki 2600 Nen Kinen. blade length is 69.2cm.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo sakuranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 69.2 cm or 27.24 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.79inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.78 inches.
Era : Showa 15 (1940)
Shape : The Mihaba
The blade is wide and tick with deep sori
and longer kissaki compare with general Gassan Sadakatsu.
Jigane : Masame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful massage texture.
Hamon :Nie deck gunome midair with sunagashi and many kinsuji scatter.
Boshi is midarekomi hakikake Kaen style.
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.
Saya :black roiro saya
Tsuba :On the round shape with thunder
and clouds are engraved open work: Echizen Kinai Saku.
Menuki : Flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the syakudo plate,
flower is engraved with copper and gold color.
From Aoi Art:This sword is longer and thick than usual Gassan
Sadakatsu. The Jigane is Masame had and also gunome midair hamon.
Generally in case of Masame hada, the Hamon is suguha hamon
It is quite rear ggunome midare in case of massage had.
The Hamon is very active consist of sunagashi and many Kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is also active hakikake and Kaen style with gunome.
Kosirae is not gorgeous regular Koshirae.
Habaki is used by typical Gassan family’s habaki .
We strongly recommend this nice Gassan Sadakatsu for you.
AOI ART estimation Paper: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.