Katana in Shirasaya, with Saber Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Shison Yotetsu Teishitsu Gigeiin Gassan Sadakazu 76 sai kin seiren kore(Kao)
Tame Mizusawa-ke mori Meiji 44 nen 8 gatsu Kichijitsu
Explanation: This blade was made using precious iron by Gassan Sadakazu at age of 76.
Gassan Sadakazu who is member of Imperial Household Artist.
He made this sword in his hull energy for Mizusawa family on lucky day August, 1911.
Shinshinto: Jojo saku.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Gassan Sadakazu belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki : single copper.
Blade length : 68.48 cm or 26.96 inches.
Sori : 1.35 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.41 cm or 0.94 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.74 cm or 0.68 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Meiji 44 year (1911).
Shape : Rather narrow blade with Sori. There are Tsume, Futasuji-Hi and Bo-Hi on the front.
On the back, there are Dokko, Soken and Bo-Hi.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki Sakasa Choji Midare. In Ha, there are many Ashi.
Boshi is round shaope.
Special feature : 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.
This blade has engraving by himself. This Sakasa Choji Hamon looks like Aoe.
Gassan Sadakazu made this sword in his hull energy for Mizusawa family.
We recommend this sword very much.
Saber Koshirae : in good condition.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,700,000 JPY-