Ordering number : AS17570
Katana in Koshirae with only wooden Saya.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakazu Seitan
Meiji 29 Nen Natsu(summer 1896)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold color single Habaki.
Blade length : 78.8 cm or 31.02 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.23 cm or 0.87 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.65 cm or 0.64 inches.
Kasane : cm or inches.
Era : Meiji 29 year (1896).
Shape : slightly narrow and thick long Katana.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
It reminds of Yamashiro. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. In ha, there are Sunagashi and
Kinsuji. Boshi is Midarekomi style.
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.
This piece is free from blemishes. 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.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya with red color.
Tsuba : Iron, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Dragon is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Gassan Sadakazu is well known sword smith.
This blade is 78.8cm long Katana.
We recommend this Katana for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.