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Katana : Oite Naniwa Gassan Sadaichi Zo Kokuin/Meiji 2 Nen 8 Gatsuhi


Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Oite Naniwa Gassan Sadaichi Zo Kokuin
Meiji 2 Nen 8 Gatsuhi

(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 foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 67.7 cm or 26.65 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Meiji 2 Nen (1869 years)
Shape : The blade is regular size with small sori and longer kissaki.
On the front and on the back, Hatahoko and bo-hi are engraved.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Thick Nioiguchi Suguha Notare mixed with Kinsuji works, Boshi is round shape.

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.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, Kiku is inlaid with brass. Rim is brass Fukurin.
Fuchikashirae : On the syakudo nanako plate, Kirimon (family crests) are engraved with gold color.
Saya : Russet color Saya, some design are engraved.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, Kirimon (family crests) are engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 1,750,000-.