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Katana : Gassan Sadakatsu saku/Showa 18th year(1943) June

Ordering number : 13692

Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Showa 18th year(1943) June
Gassan Sadakatsu saku

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 66.96 cm or 26.36 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi: 3.33cm or 1.31inches
Width at the Kissaki: 2.13cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.79cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Gendai Showa period.
Shape : It is wide and thick hori on both sides. There is a hori that
expressed Yamazakura hori.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : NIe base, kogunome mixture with equal length choji midare piece.

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 era.
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.
This katana has excellent hori which expressed the morning glory wild cherry blossom.
There is kikusuri hori at the tang with very rare star shape stamped on. It is a master piece of
Gassan Sadakatsu. He has passed away at the same year this sword was made.
It is very rare sword.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,450,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,421,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)