Ordering number : AS18367
Katana in Shirasaya.
Signature : YOSYU SIJYO JU SADASHIGE SAKU
KOUKI 2600 NEN 4 GATSU HI
(the sword was made in April, 1940)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length(nagasa) : 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori : 2.0cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.21cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.58cm or inches.
Era : During world war 2 (1940).
Shape : Thee blade is wide and thick
with Bo-hi enfraved deep sori and long Bo-shi.
Kitae :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
and masame hada mixed fantastic nice texture.
Hamon :Konie deki Choji midare with thick nioikuchi
with long ashi and soft Habuchi.
Boshi:Midarekomi and turns back.
Special feature: Sadashige was born at Meiji 24tn Jan,
4th Aichi Saijyo city and real name is Takwshige Imai.
He studied under the Takahashi Sadatsugu who became a national
human treasure and learned Bizenden mainly.
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba, leaves are engraved with open work.
Fuchikashira: brass, pine tree is engraved.
Menuki: Shakudo, hosetail is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Brown cracked pattern Saya.
From Aoi Art :He was called hand of master of Bizenden school
achieved high reputation from during war time. Generally war
time swords were made short size less than 65cm but this sword is
long 69,8cm which was made by special customs order.
The Jigane and also Hamon are quite well high ranking sword.
We recommend this sword as good investment item in the future.
Back ground of the history: １９４０, April
The German military invaded Denmark and the Kingdom
of Norway (North European invasion), and Denmark surrenderd.
AOI ART estimation Paper : whole Oshigata.