A beautiful Japanese Masterpice this is a Sword of the highest class made by Gassan Sadakazu NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon.


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A beautiful Japanese Masterpice this is a Sword of the highest class made by Gassan Sadakazu – A Living National Treasure.
Crafted in 1914 by the legendary swordsmith Gassan Sadakazu, this exquisite Japanese sword is a testament to the masterful craftsmanship that earned Sadakazu the title of Living National Treasure. With a nagasa (blade length) of 68.4 cm, this sword embodies the rich tradition and unparalleled artistry of Japanese sword-making. Maker: Gassan Sadakazu, a recognized Living National Treasure Japanese sword by Living National Treasure Gassan Sadakazu. 68.4 cm blade. Exceptional craftsmanship and historical significance. Sayagaki was written by Sadakazu’s son Gassan Sadakatsu Era: Made in 1914 Blade Length (Nagasa): 68.4 cm , blade weight is 585 with the habaki. Significance: Gassan Sadakazu is celebrated for his exceptional skill in traditional Japanese swordsmithing. His works are highly sought after by collectors and martial arts enthusiasts worldwide due to their superior quality and historical importance. This particular sword, made over a century ago, is an exemplary piece from his distinguished career. Craftsmanship: The blade exhibits the hallmarks of Gassan Sadakazu’s meticulous craftsmanship. Known for his ability to produce blades with beautiful hamon (temper lines) and intricate jihada (blade grain), Sadakazu’s swords are not only functional weapons but also works of art. The 68.4 cm nagasa ensures the sword is balanced, making it suitable for both display and martial practice. Historical Context: Created in the Taisho era (1912-1926), this sword reflects the transitional period in Japan when traditional craftsmanship was being preserved amidst rapid modernization. Gassan Sadakazu played a crucial role in maintaining and passing down these ancient techniques, ensuring the survival of Japan’s sword-making heritage. Collectibility and Value: Owning a sword by Gassan Sadakazu is akin to possessing a piece of history. As a Living National Treasure, his works are highly valuable and continue to appreciate over time. This 1914 sword, with its pristine condition and historical significance, is a rare find that would be the crown jewel of any collection. Sayagaki was written by Sadakazu’s son Gassan Sadakatsu This Japanese sword by Gassan Sadakazu, made in 1914, is more than just a weapon; it is a symbol of Japan’s rich cultural heritage and the exceptional skill of one of its greatest swordsmiths. With a blade length of 68.4 cm, it stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Gassan Sadakazu, a true National Treasure.  

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