ANTIQUE KATANA WITH KOSHIRAE
NAGASA: 25 3/16 INCHES
NAKAGO: 7 7/8 INCHES
SORI: 3/8 INCHES
SIGNED: Gassan Sadaichi (Gemei)
It would be an honor to own a real Gassan Sadakatsu or Sadaichi but unfortunately, this sword, though well forged was not made by him...someday perhaps...
Gassan Sadaichi is the son of the famous Gassan Sadakatsu, who was the son of the most famous Gassan Sadakazu. Sadaichi took the name of his grandfather, and continued his fame by becoming a living national treasure. His skill, in both swordmaking as well as carving shows well in this blade. What makes this particular blade interesting and rare as well is the fact that it was jointly made with his son Gassan Sadatoshi. Swords by Living National treasure smiths are rarely offered for sale, and most people are not aware of their true inherit value. SadaichiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blades are actually very rare, as he did not make many blades after he received his top title. He devoted his time to making his blades very special and of top quality. He was born on November 8, 1907, and passed away on April 1, 1995. He received his title as the 2nd generation Sadaichi (Sadakazu) on 1966, and then was awarded the highest title possible of Juyo Mukei Bunkazai (Living National Treasure) in 1971.
Gassan Sadakazu Ã¦Å“Ë†Ã¥Â±Â±Ã¨Â²Å¾Ã¤Â¸â‚¬ and Miyamoto Kanenori Ã¥Â®Â®Ã¦Å“Â¬Ã¥Å’â€¦Ã¥â€°â€¡ were designated as Teishitsu Gigeiin, Ã¥Â¸ÂÃ¥Â®Â¤Ã¦Å â‚¬Ã¨Å Â¸Ã¥â€œÂ¡, together with five other artists and artisans from other fields in Meiji 39, 1906. They were the first and the last sword smiths honored with this title.
Price : NOT FOR SALE